Research Topic

Safe Abortion and Postabortion Care

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The Population Council offers policymakers and healthcare providers the evidence they need to help communities implement safer abortion and postabortion care practices, increase positive health-seeking behavior, and reduce stigma.

We design evidence-based programs to ensure that abortion and postabortion care—where legally available—are accessible, safe, and affordable. Where abortion is not legal, we document the public health and cost burden of unsafe abortion by testing innovative ways to measure abortion incidence or prevalence rates, and work with stakeholders to improve the availability of postabortion care.

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