Fundación MSI, MSI Reproductive Choices’ Mexico program, has opened a new abortion clinic in Cancun, expanding access to Mexican women and offering a lifeline to Americans who have been denied abortion rights since the overturning of Roe v Wade.
More than 5.6 million U.S. tourists travel to Cancun every year with most states offering direct, affordable flights, making the new clinic an accessible option for those who need to travel to access care.
The clinic will offer both medical and surgical abortion at lower prices than are typically charged in the US, as well as a range of sexual and reproductive healthcare, including contraception and STI testing. All call centre and clinic staff speak both English and Spanish.
Following the opening of Fundación MSI’s Tijuana clinic last year near the Californian border, this brings the number of MSI clinics across the country to 11, enabling the organization to reach more women with this essential healthcare.
To expand the options available to women, Fundación MSI has also launched an early medical abortion telemedicine service in Mexico, beginning on 1st December.
Araceli López-Nava, MSI Reproductive Choices’ regional managing director for Latin America, said:
“In Mexico, there is a long history of women helping women to access safe abortion care and we’re proud that we can continue that tradition.
“Everyone should be able to access abortion care in their communities, so it’s heartbreaking to see people in the U.S. being stripped of their rights. But we stand in solidarity with women in the U.S. and are here for them as long as they need us.”
English speakers interesed in booking an appointment or learning more about the services available, can visit Fundación MSI’s website www.fundacionmsiunitedstates.org or contact the call centre on +52 85 8541 6377. To book from Mexico, visit www.mariestopes.org.mx or contact the call center on 55 5543 0000.
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About Fundación MSI
Fundación MSI is part of leading non-profit abortion and contraception provider MSI Reproductive Choices and has been a trusted provider of sexual and reproductive healthcare in Mexico for 24 years.
All profits generated go back into supporting MSI’s goal of expanding access to reproductive choice. This includes the distribution of subsidized sexual health products to those unable to afford them and campaigns to educate and inform Mexican adolescents about everything from pleasure to contraception and abortion.
About the Cancun clinic
Fundación MSI’s Cancun clinic offers both medical and surgical abortion, as well as a range of sexual and reproductive healthcare, including contraception and STI testing. All call centre and clinic staff speak both English and Spanish.
In October 2022, Quintana Roo, the state where the clinic is based, voted to decriminalize abortion up to 12 weeks, joining the ‘Green Wave’ movement demanding greater reproductive rights across Latin America.