Ensuring reasonable access to abortion services in Nepal.

by Purna Shrestha

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In 2002, abortion has been legalized under certain circumstances in Nepal. However, Nepalese women are still deprived of the legal and safe abortion services. By developing a framework on reasonable access to abortion services, this study basically explores on what is expected out of any state machineries to guarantee women"s right to abortion. It will further examine the Nepalese government"s obligation under national laws and international human rights instruments to ensure reasonable access to abortion services, and argues that by being unable to do so Nepal violates women"s human rights. Finally, the study put forward recommendations to the Nepalese government for ensuring reasonable access to abortion services to Nepalese women.

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ISBN 109780494212370

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Facilities— providing wider access to legal and saf e abortion services in the country. In order to complement the government’s effort in the country, where the abortion rate is as high as per reproductive age group of women,1 Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN) started the safe abortion services in selected sites in File Size: 57KB.

Conclusion. Effective and ongoing sector-wide monitoring and evaluation of safe abortion services and their staff is essential for women in Nepal to have adequate access to effective and efficient safe abortion services, access to contraception and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information post-abortion and to ensure adherence to current Safe Abortion by: 2.

REVIEW Open Access Implementation of legal abortion in Nepal: a model for rapid scale-up of high-quality care Ghazaleh Samandari1, Merrill Wolf1*, Indira Basnett2, Alyson Hyman1 and Kathryn Andersen1 Abstract Unsafe abortion’s significant contribution to maternal mortality and morbidity was a critical factor leading toCited by: Safe abortion services in Nepal.

Safe abortion services in Nepal: Global and national evidence shows that many women face unwanted pregnancy including due to limited access to family planning information and services. Such women who cannot access safe abortion services in a timely way are at a high risk of developing complications due to unsafe abortions, or in the worst case, suicide due to.

Women’s health and status in Nepal Public health services in Nepal are constrained by resource and staff shortages, particularly in rural areas, where 88% of the population live, and 44% of households subsist below the pov-erty line.3 In many remote areas government health services are.

Financing of abortion services should take into account costs to the health system while ensuring that services are affordable and readily available to all women who need them. Safe Abortion Guidelines, Executive Summary, Box 6 - Recommendation.

Improve access to abortion services throughout the country;” Amended by Some Nepal. Since abortion was legalized inthe Nepal government has taken important steps to include abortion as a component of reproductive health care, enabling many women to obtain safe, legal : Shyam Thapa.

Advocacy to Legalize Abortion in Nepal 9 The Present Law on Abortion in Nepal 13 Abortion Procedure Promoted by the Government 15 Public Opinion on Abortion Law Reform 16 CHAPTER 3 Unsafe Abortion 17 Determinants of Unsafe Abortion 18 Unsafe Abortion in Nepal during Pre-Legalization Era 20File Size: 5MB.

Ensuring Reasonable Access to Abortion Services in Nepal. By Purna Shrestha Thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Laws, Graduate Department of the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Inabortion has been legalized under certain circumstances in Nepal.

However, Nepalese women are still deprived of the legal and safe. [Text on screen] Today, all 75 districts in Nepal have at least one health-care facility providing safe abortion services. But there is still much work to be done to ensure that women have access to contraception and Ensuring reasonable access to abortion services in Nepal.

book abortion services throughout Nepal and around the world Join us today. Mapping abortion policies, programmes and services in the WHO South-East Asia Region v Foreword The need to improve maternal health is identified as one of the key Millennium Development Goals, with a target of reducing levels of maternal mortality by three-quarters between and File Size: 1MB.

After conducting a pilot study to assess the feasibility of introducing medical abortion, a national scale‐up strategy was developed to increase access to safe medical abortion services among women in rural and underserved areas.

2, 3 In particular, the government of Nepal committed to expanding comprehensive abortion care availability at health posts and sub–health posts by training auxiliary nurse‐midwives (ANMs) already certified as skilled birth attendants Cited by: 8.

According to local government records, as many as women received safe abortion services through government-run health centres in the Bajura district in the past 18 months. Of the total 28 local health centres in the district, 15 have been providing abortion service to women.

Only complicated cases are sent to the district hospital. Nepal parliament ensures free abortion services for all women. On August 8th, the parliament of Nepal voted to approve its FY17 budget, which for the first time includes funding for safe abortion care.

The funding ensures implementation of a key provision of a court decision guaranteeing access to services for all women of Nepal.

regular supply of medical abortion drugs would help more women access abortion care in Nepal. Keywords: Abortion, Providers, Denial of care, Quality of care, Referrals, Provider training, Nepal Plain English summary Despite the legalization of abortion inmany women in Nepal are still unable to access legal by: 4.

Watch: Access & Abortion: Medical abortion in Nepal After years of progressive change by activists, advocates and organizations, abortion in Nepal was finally legalized in Legalization, however, did not mean accessibility, especially to women and.

Published on Dec 6, Beyond Beijing Committee in Nepal shows that while access to safe abortion services is legal in the country, there is still a need to raise awareness on this to ensure. A cross-sectional survey was carried out to assess the knowledge and practice of abortion among women of reproductive age in Nepal.

A semi-structured questionnaire was administered to women. Safe Abortion Policy in Nepal In the past before enactment of safe abortion law in Nepal, many women were incarcerated for different durations for abortion related crimes as the act of abortion was considered a criminal act in Nepal before its legalization in March Reduce women’s recourse to clandestine procedures by disseminating information about the legal status of abortion and where to obtain legal abortion services.

Expand access to safe and legal abortion, especially in remote areas, by accrediting health posts, primary health centers, and private and NGO facilities, and equipping them with a provider trained in medication abortion.

10, access services since they lack the economic means to procure essential health services. Laxmi Dhikta, a resident of a remote province in western Nepal, was denied an abortion solely on the ground that she could not pay for the service.

As a result, she was forced to carry an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy to term. Dhikta’s story is. health impact of unsafe abortion as a major public health concern and to reduce the recourse to abortion through expanded and improved family planning services” (Paragraph of the Programme of Action).

It further declared: “In circumstanc-es where abortion is not against the law, such abortion should be safe.” (Paragraph 63i).File Size: 5MB. Onthe Supreme Court ordered the Nepal government to enact a comprehensive abortion to guarantee that women have access to safe and affordable abortion services.

The Court ruling was on the Lakshmi Dhikta v. Government of Nepal, filed as a public interest case in support of the Dhikta’s case on Febru Abortion and Unintended Pregnancy in Nepal FACT SHEET Percentage of pregnancies that ended in abortion by region, Nepal, % 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 % ended in abortion legal abortion services.

Expand access to safe and legal abortion, especially in remote areas, by accrediting health posts, primary health.

The Supreme Court of Nepal in Lakshmi Dhikta v Government of Nepal ordered certain specific measures which include adopting a comprehensive abortion law; establishing a government fund to cover abortion procedure costs; ensuring stronger safeguards for women’s privacy; promoting access to safe services for all women; and disseminating.

Moreover, abortions by illegal or uncertified providers remain prevalent. 18 This paper discusses such challenges to safe abortion implementation in Nepal, 15 years after legalization, where gaps in access, equity, and quality threaten the realization of reproductive rights.

Gaps in access. Second-trimester services. Ensuring women’s access to safe abortion: a key strategy for reducing maternal of the study mandated by HRC resolution 11/8: “Preventable maternal mortality and morbidity, and human rights” The human rights context of unsafe abortion improvement of the quality of comprehensive abortion care (CAC) services in Nepal.

Kathmandu, Ipas. Regional bodies have also recognized the right to safe and legal abortion. The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, for example, imposes an explicit duty on governments to change their laws to guarantee a right to abortion.

prohibiting access to information on legal abortion services, or failing to provide public information on the legal status of abortion; requiring third-party authorization from one or more medical professionals or a hospital committee, court or police, parent or guardian or a woman's partner or spouse.

In, women in Nepal had the abortion, among this only 42% abortions were legal and 19% were treated for abortion complications.

Similar study had found the rate of unintended pregnancy as 50%. of abortion services in the public and private sectors III.

Eight qualitative studies on specific issues to compliment the multicentric studies. These would attempt to understand the abortion and related issues from the women’s perspective. IV. Household studies to estimate incidence of abortion File Size: KB.unsafe abortion as a violation of women’s right to life.6 As a result, they have called on States to review restrictive laws that criminalize abortion7 and increase access to family planning8 and sexual and reproductive health information9, in order to reduce the number of unsafe abortions.

Safe and Legal Abortion is a Woman's Human RightFile Size: KB. Coronavirus Crisis India has listed abortion as an essential service, but problems of access persist under lockdown Overstretched health facilities have made it harder to get an abortion.