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Safe abortion is essential healthcare. That's it. That's the tweet.

#MakeUnsafeAbortionHistory #AbortionisHealthcare #28Sept

On #InternationalSafeAbortionDay, we reaffirm that #abortionishealthcare. In Côte d'Ivoire we amplified the voices of women & girls to advocate for reproductive health & rights, including the right to #safeabortion.
Learn more in our video 👉 http://ow.ly/AHtV50GhspR

📣Safe abortion is essential healthcare 📣

Texas' new abortion restrictions may increase the state's maternal mortality rate up to 15% overall & up to 33% for Black women.


#MakeUnsafeAbortionHistory #AbortionisHealthcare

We're proud to work with #familyplanning ambassadors like Theresia Mgulu as well as @USAIDTanzania and @EGPAF to help increase access to high-quality, integrated health services for women in #Tanzania. #WCD2021

In India, about 61% of #postpartum women have an unmet need for family planning. Our EAISI project partnered with the Indian Government to expand access to postpartum #familyplanning by strengthening #IUD services. #WDC2021
Learn more 👉 http://ow.ly/ZKK450Ggeqt

Access to postpartum #FamilyPlanning is crucial for ensuring the health, rights, and well-being of #MomAndBaby. @USAID_MOMENTUM strengthens linkages between maternal health & family planning services to allow individuals to safely space births: https://usaidmomentum.org/world-contraception-day-2021/ #WCD2021

We’re honored to pass the IBP Partnership “drum” to @fhi360 as the new @ibp_network chair! We look forward to collaborating w/ you & the entire network to improve #familyplanning & #SRHR programming and services worldwide. @TraciLBaird @DrONChabikuli @nanditathatte @AddicoG

"I feel strongly that these issues of access, voice & equality that we promote within our programs must also be embedded in our operating structures & I have been really proud that EngenderHealth has been able to stand with @ibp_network during this journey."- @TraciLBaird #SRHR

“We so value the IBP network members for our common commitment to identifying & sharing effective practices, so we can achieve our collective, ambitious & critical goals on sexual & reproductive health,” CEO @TraciLBaird reflects our term as @ibp_network chair #partnersmeeting.

During the @ibp_network Partners Meeting @aguilera_ana91 shared how we use our Gender, Youth & Social Inclusion (GYSI) Analysis Framework & Toolkit and GYSI Staff Training Manual to create more #equitable & #inclusive programs. Learn more ➡️ http://ow.ly/qlNc50GflmK

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Balor Rahman Babul: Men Play a Role in Women’s Health

Balor Rahman Babul Family Planning
Balor Rahman Babul, Family Planning Client

I had to start working when I was 10 years old, because my parents couldn’t take care of me and my 10 siblings. I have a low income and knew that I wouldn’t be able to provide for a large family, that’s why I wanted a small family. I’ve told both my boys to only have one child, so that they can properly provide for their families. I will be giving the same advice to my daughter when she gets married.

I decided to use the no-scalpel vasectomy (NSV) method of family planning because I felt the oral contraceptives that my wife was taking after our third child was born were making her ill. I was 39 years old when I had the NSV done. If I had known about it earlier, I would have chosen that method sooner. I know that some women have a problem with men using the NSV method, as they think that it gives men a license to be promiscuous. My wife believes me and knows I would not do something like that. I think it is important that men play a role in women’s health. Men should think of their wives as their friends and not as a worker for the house.

I have discussed the NSV method with many friends and family members and encourage them to use this method of family planning. I feel it is my responsibility to speak about the method, and I know that as a folksinger, when I sing about this method, people are more receptive. NSV is a good option for men and their wives.

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