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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.
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📣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.

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#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
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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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“Contraception Helped Turn My Life Around”

“In just four years of marriage, I became a mother of two. I felt like my life was in utter disarray. Working through my daily chores, I often wondered if this was my dream as a child. I know that I do not belong to a household of the rich and famous, but this was not the life that I desired for my children and myself.”

“One day, I went to the nearest hospital, where I met a medical practitioner. The zeal with which she offered future planning counseling and explained all the choices helped turn my life around. I am happy that there are organizations that train medical practitioners and work at the very grass roots of society to change the lives of girls and women.”

—Sheila, 25 years old, who accessed the services of a health care provider trained by EngenderHealth

Today, an estimated 214 million women worldwide want to avoid unwanted pregnancy and plan their futures but lack access to modern contraception. EngenderHealth’s Expanding Access to Intrauterine Device (IUD) Services in India (EAISI) project increases contraceptive use in two states of India—Rajasthan and Gujarat—by expanding women’s access to and use of contraception. This is ensured by providing quality training of service providers from public health services, strengthening an enabling environment on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and increasing demand for quality SRHR services with the help of community health workers. Learn more about EngenderHealth’s work under the EAISI project here. This initiative is aligned with the organization’s new strategic vision of expanding women’s and girls’ ability to claim and realize their rights and freely choose to determine their own futures.

Sheila received in-depth counseling about her contraceptive choices from a health care provider supported by EngenderHealth. With the new knowledge and support from this provider, she decided to opt for an IUD as her preferred method of choice. She also believes that if with this decision she can bring a drastic change in her life, so can other women who are waiting for help. She looks forward to charting her future by staying well-informed and claiming her rights.

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