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Safe Abortion Care

Women in the developing world have over 40 million more abortions than women in developed countries—and deaths due to unsafe abortion account for 13% of all maternal deaths.

Pathfinder believes access to safe and legal abortion is an integral part of a woman’s right to decide whether and when to have children. Every woman should have the power to determine what is best for her wellbeing and to choose her own path forward. We seek to ensure access to comprehensive abortion care for all women. We bring choice where there is none.

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What We Do

  • Expand sexual and reproductive health care to include quality, comprehensive abortion services, including lifesaving postabortion care and contraception to prevent unintended pregnancies
  • Train providers to sensitively counsel and provide abortion services to women of all ages without judgment or bias
  • Partner with communities to overcome the stigma and barriers that result in higher mortality and morbidity for young women from unsafe abortion
  • Advocate with leaders in government, civil society, and the health system, alerting them to the devastating impact of restrictive abortion laws and helping establish more supportive policies
  • Bring reproductive choice closer to underserved communities by expanding access to non-surgical, medical abortion (i.e., the use of Misoprostol)

Discover Our Projects

Yam Yankre “My Choice”

In the last two years, contraception prevalence in Burkina Faso has increased—but only to 22%. Our work is bringing modern contraception to the women who need it most—young women (ages 15-24)...

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Meet Our Staff

Bruno Ki

Technical Director

Dr. Ki joined our team in 2016 as the technical director in Burkina Faso. In his role, he manages the implementation of projects that offer high quality family planning and safe abortion...

Miguel Gutiérrez

Senior Country Director

Miguel is an obstetrics and gynecology doctor with 35 years of experience in the management, provision of services, teaching, training, and research in sexual and reproductive...

Riaz Mobaracaly

Senior Country Director

Riaz is a proven leader in public health with more than 10 years of experience in the management and implementation of national, provincial and district level health programs with specific focus on...

Rita Badiani

Director of the Evidence to Action Project

Rita brings over 25 years of experience in program management and development, primarily in family planning, reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, and population studies....

Together, we can ensure a path forward for all.

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