Thailand: Hypocrisy holds back use of abortion pills

by Sanitsuda Ekachai
28 Sep 2016

Here's the good news about women's health in Thailand as the world marks International Safe Abortion Day Wednesday: safe, easy and legal abortions are finally a reality here. And they're also free.

Here's the bad news: It's still very difficult for women to get medication abortion services from state hospitals.

"The problem is not a lack of medical technology. Nor the law. It's the die-hard hypocrisy our society has for women and young girls with unplanned pregnancies," said Kritaya Archavanitkul, a reproductive health activist and associate professor in demography.

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Source: Bangkok Post