Comprehensive Safe Abortion Programming: The Pathfinder International Approach
This paper presents Pathfinder's comprehensive approach to safe abortion programming including provider training, client friendly counseling, addressing the needs of vulnerable populations including youth, community mobilization, and advocacy. It highlights successful examples from country programs in India, Ghana, Viet Nam, South Africa, Ethiopia, Brazil, Peru, and Mozambique.
This tool is intended to help organizations assess the legal context for abortion; assess the actual/on-the-ground context for abortion; and identify challenges to and opportunities for improving access to safe abortion through policy change.
This technical update discusses Pathfinder South Africa’s experience supporting youth-friendly comprehensive abortion care service delivery in public sector facilities, providing recommendations for future such efforts.