Ghana: Journalists Sensitized On Reproductive Health

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Journalists Sensitized On Reproductive Health
Dec 19, 2017

Selorm Azumah, Senior Advisor at Ipas Ghana, a global non-governmental organisation dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion, has called for the implementation of the comprehensive reproductive health education (CRHE) in the country.

According to him, Ghana could greatly reduce the incidence of unsafe abortion and its related complications if citizens, especially girls and women, are equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values they need to determine and enjoy sexuality physically and emotionally as individuals and in relationships.

Continued at source: https://www.modernghana.com/news/823682/journalists-sensitized-on-reproductive-health.html

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Ghana: Teach Your Children Safe Sex…Prevent Unsafe Abortion – Azumah

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Teach Your Children Safe Sex…Prevent Unsafe Abortion - Azumah

16-Dec-2017

Senior Advisor at Ipas Ghana, Selorm Azumah has asked Ghanaians not to allow their values and religious beliefs to ‘blind’ them as far as practicing safe sex is concerned.

According to him, so many girls of reproductive age are dying of unsafe abortion because parents, society and the church are refusing to educate their children on safe sex or the use of contraceptives.

Continued at source: https://www.peacefmonline.com/pages/local/social/201712/338698.php

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Ghana: Safe Abortion Campaign Intensified

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Safe Abortion Campaign Intensified
Nov 8, 2017

Ipas Ghana Youth Advisory Board has called on health authorities to make comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare services for people in the country accessible, especially to young women.

Speaking at a press conference in Accra, Samuel Nii Lante Lamptey, a board member of Ipas, said the risk of death following complications from the perceived inaccessibility of these services is several times more than that of safe abortion performed by well-trained health service providers.

Continued at source: https://www.modernghana.com/news/815294/safe-abortion-campaign-intensified.html

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Ghana: ‘More women die from unsafe abortion’

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‘More women die from unsafe abortion’

Samuel Duodu, 26 October 2017

Unsafe abortion claims the lives of over 47,000 women globally each year, with Africa recording more than 90 per cent of the total deaths. Frequent,unnecessary and unsafe abortion committed by the youth, as well as the lack of access to reproductive health services, could be the causes.

The Communication and Advocacy Chairman of IPAS Ghana’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB), Mr Philip Duah, said this when he addressed the press last Monday after a stakeholders meeting.

He has, therefore, called for strong and persistent efforts by the government, related organisations and institutions to work at improving reproductive health services, particularly for the youth, to help reduce the high rate of unsafe abortion and related deaths.

Continued at source: https://www.graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/more-women-die-from-unsafe-abortion.html

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Ghana: Queenmothers Stand Against Illegal Abortion

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Queenmothers Stand Against Illegal Abortion
Feb 18, 2017

The queens from across the 18 municipalities and districts in the region have been organizing durbars and meetings in the communities to educate the people, particularly teenage girls on reproductive health.

This is being done in partnership with Ipas Ghana and the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG).

Continued at source: News Ghana: https://www.newsghana.com.gh/queenmothers-stand-against-illegal-abortion/

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Ghana: Pastors wives do abort their unwanted pregnancies – Ipas

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Saturday, 12 November 2016

The Youth Desk Officer of Ipas-Ghana Cynthia Tawiah has revealed that, a number of pastors wives in Ghana sometimes visit health facilities that provides abortion care to terminate their unwanted pregnancies.

According to her, it is erroneous for society to criminalize and demonize safe abortion care since it is confined in the laws of Ghana and permitted under certain circumstances.

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Source: Ghana Web

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Ghana: Media practitioners build capacity in reproductive health reporting

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by Rosemary N.K. Ardayfio, GraphicOnline.com.gh
15 September 2016

Ipas Ghana, an international organisation working to promote women’s reproductive health, has held a one-day workshop on unsafe abortion for media practitioners.

The programme was to sensitise the media practitioners to the need to promote access to rights-based clinically safe and appropriate comprehensive abortion care for women who qualify to access abortion services under the law.

The participants, who were from the public and private media, are all members of the Media Action Team for Reproductive Health (MAT-RH), a media advocacy network for reproductive health.

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Source: Graphic Online, Ghana

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