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Globally, one in four pregnancies end in abortion. Yet we rarely hear from women and girls directly about their experience.

High levels of stigma around abortion are creating a culture of silence, meaning women who need safe services often lack essential information on where to access them. Stigma feeds silence, and silence feeds myths. Myths that misinform, mislead and further stigmatise.

To break the circle, every year we interview a representative sample of our clients. Last year, to mark International Safe Abortion Day, we launched our first My Body, My Voice report to share their feedback and experiences, and this year we are pleased to publish an updated report with client insights from even more settings.

Whilst every experience is unique, these responses can help us to identify trends and potential solutions to improving care. Based on what our clients want and value, we learn how they hear about safe abortion services, how they access them, and the support, or lack of it, experienced along the way. We hope by sharing these findings, we can build awareness of the diversity of experiences in accessing care, reduce the stigma that can shroud it, and support other programmers and policy makers to increase access to client-centred safe abortion care.

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How we help

We are on the ground in 37 countries around the world, going the last mile to deliver practical solutions and life-changing services.

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Contraception

We’re working tirelessly to expand access to high quality and modern contraception, and to offer the widest range of methods in every country we operate in, so that every woman we meet can choose the method that is right for her.

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Safe abortion & post-abortion care

In the countries where we're legally permitted to do so, we help women to safely end their pregnancies. We also provide immediate, life-saving care for women suffering from unsafe abortion and miscarriage.

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Bold Women campaign

On the 14th September, MSI United States launches a new campaign to recognize and honor the front-line women of MSI who bring reproductive choice to people - wherever they are.

Bold Women Make Choice Possible

Resilience, Adaptation and Action

As COVID-19 continues to devastate lives and communities across the world, MSI shares new data on the impact of access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) through the pandemic alongside insights and learnings from our frontline providers.

Resilience, adaptation and action: MSI's response to COVID-19

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