Health ministry developing sexual and reproductive health policy
Thursday, October 25, 2018
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Health is pursuing the development of a Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy, which will create a framework for identifying effective strategies to reduce maternal mortality rates.
The framework will focus on strengthening the linkages between obstetric and non-communicable disease programmes and review the Ministry's capacity within the health sector to respond effectively to cases of unsafe abortions.
Support young parliamentarians' call for abortion law review
BY Glenroy Murray
Thursday, November 09, 2017
It is not everyday that we find parliamentarians across both parties in agreement about the need to address a legislative issue. Despite its controversial nature, especially given the propensity of extremist elements within the Church, the issue of abortion is being viewed through bipartisan lens, and rightly so. We should commend the bold parliamentarians, who are all relatively young, for stepping forward and highlighting how our antiquated abortion laws are a blockade to progress as we strive to achieve Vision 2030.
Dr Christopher Tufton, Dr Dayton Campbell, Alando Terrelonge, and Lisa Hanna have all raised the need to review our abortion laws for a multiplicity of reasons.
Continued at source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/opinion/support-young-parliamentarians-8217-call-for-abortion-law-review_116498?profile=1096
Health minister orders abortion audit
Published: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has ordered a medical audit across the public-health system to determine the extent of the problem of attempted termination of pregnancy in Jamaica.
This follows information out of the Victoria Jubilee Hospital that more than 130 women turned up at the facility in the first nine months of this year seeking emergency treatment while either admitting that they attempted abortions or showing symptoms to suggest that they did.
Continued at source: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20171105/health-minister-orders-abortion-audit