Mozambique: Changing the Conversation around Abortion

Pathfinder mentors in Mozambique.

By Katy Mimno September 28, 2016, Pathfinder International

It’s not always easy to be an abortion provider and a champion for women at a time when laws and cultural norms—here in the United States and around the world—prevent women from accessing comprehensive reproductive health care including abortion and post-abortion care.

Even where abortion is legal, stigma can drive women away from trained providers…forcing them to resort to drastic measures like drinking bleach or putting their trust in untrained providers who lack appropriate equipment. The consequences are dire.

As hard as it is for me to watch the slow pace of change, I continue to work on these issues on behalf of millions of women around the world who deserve better.

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Source: Pathfinder International