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On this page you will find the materials that can be used for your mobilisation for September 28. WGNRR team has developed specially for this day of action banner posters and stickers with the slogan “Diverse Actions, Different Places, One Demand!” reflecting the massive mobilisation by activists around the globe for the right to access to safe and legal abortion as a human right.

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How does abortion stigma work?

September 1st, 2015

Abortion-related stigma is one of the primary factors that places safe, legal and accessible abortion care and services out of reach for individuals worldwide,[1] particularly in the Global South and particularly for young, poor, and unmarried women. Moreover, while socio-cultural factors entail that abortion stigma may take different forms in different places, abortion stigma is a global issue, demonstrated by the rise and continuance of legal and policy restrictions in places as diverse as the United States, Spain, Lithuania, Nigeria, and El Salvador, among others.

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MYTH: “Abortion is dangerous.”

September 1st, 2015

The reality is that surgical abortions done by trained providers in hygienic settings, and early medical abortions, are extremely safe procedures. In the United States, for example, where abortion is legal on broad grounds, less than 1% of all patients experience a major complication, and the risk of death associated with abortion is 10 times lower than that associated with childbirth.

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MYTH: “Most service providers object to abortion.”

September 1st, 2015

It is a common myth that most service providers globally object to performing abortions, regardless of the abortion legislation in the country. Clearly, there is a high number of service providers who do not perform abortions in countries where it is illegal. Nevertheless, several studies show that a vast majority of obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyns) and other healthcare providers globally support abortion at least in some circumstances. National, regional and international ob-gyn societies are often active in advocating for policy change for safe and legal abortion, disseminating information, creating awareness and encouraging ob-gyns to support individuals’ access to safe, high-quality services.

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