FIGO Calls For Commitments To Women’s SRHR At Upcoming Meetings, Better Access To Safe Abortion
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics: Safe abortion is healthcare
“…Later this month at the U.N. High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), and in November at the 25th Anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development, FIGO hopes to see global leaders make commitments towards women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. In order for these to lead to lasting change, they need to be matched by progress at the regional, national, and local level. … Unsafe abortion remains a catastrophic public health problem accounting for 13 percent of maternal mortality worldwide, with hundreds of thousands of survivors living with long-term complications, including infertility and chronic pain…” (9/13).