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Friday, May 18 • 12:00 - 13:15
Abortion access in restricted settings: Tech challenges and opportunities

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In this session, we will bring together panelists from feminist groups in Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America, who are innovating on the harm reduction model to combat mortality and morbidity from unsafe abortion, by providing women with information about medication abortion through hotlines and websites. These hotlines and organizations are providing essential information for women on how to safely induce anabortion at home using medications, operating in contexts where abortion is highly stigmatized and restricted. The panelists will each briefly share an overview of their work on phone hotlines, online services, and mobile apps, as well as some key barriers they face due to the legal and social contexts in which they operate, such as 1) concerns over maintaining the privacy of their clients, and 2) government censorship of online sexual and reproductive health information and dissemination activities. Panelists will also share their findings in documenting women’s abortion experiences outside health care facilities. Through an interactive discussion, panelists will exchange ideas, share lessons learned and, in collaboration with active participants in the audience, work towards identifying innovative approaches and new collaborations and strategies for responding to articulated challenges.

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Yasmin Reyes

Project Manager, Ibis Reproductive Health


Friday May 18, 2018 12:00 - 13:15

Attendees (50)