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Addressing the Global Need for Later Abortion Care During COVID-19 

May 26, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am EDT

Organized by Ipas

Addressing the Global Need for Later Abortion Care During COVID-19

May 26, 2020


The global pandemic is highlighting vulnerabilities in sexual and reproductive health care, while simultaneously accelerating the innovative and collaborative efforts needed to meet the needs of women and girls.

Accessing an abortion at or after 13 weeks is already challenging in many settings, especially for marginalized groups such as adolescents, victims of violence, and those with financial and logistical barriers to care—all of which have been exacerbated by COVID-19. Delays in seeking services as a result of the pandemic are likely to increase the need for abortion at later gestational ages.

This webinar will provide an opportunity to hear global experiences and insights on how we can address the anticipated surge in need for later abortion care, particularly in lower-resource settings, during the pandemic. New evidence and strategies for expanding access to later abortion care will be presented by Ipas and our partners Women on Web and International Planned Parenthood Federation.

Presenters will talk about expanding and adapting a range of service delivery models—including facility-based care, outpatient care and telemedicine—for abortion at or after 13 weeks. We will also discuss key considerations and opportunities to expand service delivery.


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May 26, 2020
9:00 am - 10:15 am UTC-4
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