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Do you agree with Judith Butler that gender is a social construct? #TuesdayThoughts

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Our collaborative initiative Advancing Maternal Health has significantly increased uptake of family planning services across the Kigoma Region in Tanzania. Find out more at https://t.co/ygAYSldYW7

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We love condoms & all other forms of #contraception! They allow millions to plan & space #pregnancies. How #empowering is that?! #WheresTheFP

We Agree! Increasing access to #familyplanning helps women go further in their education, work & life! #WheresTheFP

"I think it is important that men play a role in women's health" - Balor on his decision to get a #Vasectomy: https://t.co/of9xDe4WCb

What makes us smile: when #women & girls have access to #FP so they can go further in school, work & life #WheresTheFP

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Postabortion Care for Adolescents

Between 2 million and 4 million adolescents are estimated to have unsafe abortions (either induced or spontaneous) each year, accounting for an estimated 14% of the unsafe abortions performed in developing countries. To determine how facilities can better meet adolescents’ needs for postabortion care (PAC), EngenderHealth conducted studies at hospitals in the Dominican Republic and Malawi examining the experiences of adolescents who received PAC services and providers who deliver them. Specifically, the researchers sought to determine what problems adolescents face in obtaining PAC, these adolescents’ perceptions of the care they receive, how PAC for adolescents can be improved, and what information and services adolescent PAC clients want and need.

This report summarizes the results of those studies and provides recommendations for improving adolescent PAC services. It also highlights some challenges to adolescents’ ability to prevent pregnancy and barriers to quality PAC services for adolescents.

View or download this publication (PDF, 518 KB).

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