My Body, My Voice: International Safe Abortion Day Briefing
Marie Stopes International
28 September 15-16pm British Summer Time
Globally, one in four pregnancies end in abortion. Yet, with abortion still highly stigmatised, many of these experiences remain silenced. To mark International Safe Abortion Day, MSI is holding a virtual briefing with partners at Ipas and the Asia Safe Abortion Partnership to launch new data on global trends in safe abortion access. On 28 September, MSI will publish this year's update of our annual My Body, My Voice report, launching new findings from interviews with over 1,800 women who accessed a safe abortion service with MSI. Whilst every woman’s experience is unique, these responses can help to identify global trends and solutions, based on what women want and value, from how women hear about abortion services, to how they access them, and the community support experienced along the way. Given the focus of this year’s International Safe Abortion Day on self-managed abortions, the briefing will include presentations on how we can support self-administration safely, including via pharmacy provision and accompaniment models. The briefing will feature a series of short presentations followed by a live audience Q&A.