A Media mapping on the coverage of abortion in the media in West Africa (August 2021) – MAMA Network
The portrayal of abortion in the media plays a critical role in public perceptions of this topic and can therefore have a significant public and political impact. News coverage on reproductive health can shape public debate and push for progressive policy agendas. MAMA Network, along with several partners, embarked on a project to explore the coverage of abortion in the media in West Africa.
The purpose of this guide is to support advocates and community health workers to disseminate scientific information about self-managed first trimester medical abortion.
MAMA understands that abortion pills create a universal opportunity for safe abortion regardless of how abortion is regulated by national laws. By providing women with accurate information about abortion with pills, activists challenge restrictive laws’ legitimacy, contribute to dismantle abortion stigma and shame, foster women’s empowerment and respect women’s autonomy. (Extract)
We conducted a comprehensive literature review on abortion in seven African countries to synthesize and analyze the landscape of abortion-related scientific knowledge, with the aim of informing abortion-access related research and programs in the region.
MAMA information materials for community distribution of protocols for medical abortion using Mifepristone and Misoprostol during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
MAMA information materials for community distribution of protocols for medical abortion using Misoprostol during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Guide on sharing information on abortion through a variety of media and contexts. Support on how to overcome challenges in speaking about self-managing abortion, by emphasizing the empowering and live saving potential of information about medical abortion.
WHO 2012 recommendations about safe abortion care, including latest evidence updates for medical abortion protocols, guidance on how to establish and strengthen services, and, information about legal and human rights aspects of providing safe abortion care.
WHO 2015 recommendations about expanding the roles of health workers, including trained community or lay health workers in the provision of safe abortion care, post-abortion care and post-abortion contraception provision.