Abortion care is lifesaving, essential healthcare.
As one of the world's leading providers of comprehensive abortion care, we are unapologetic in our defence of the right to choose and are proud to provide safe abortion services wherever the law permits, and life-saving post-abortion care.
There will always be a need for abortion care. Every year, across the world, one in four pregnancies end in abortion. However, millions of people are currently unable to access the services they need to end their pregnancy safely.
Almost half of all abortions worldwide are unsafe: an estimated 25 million each year. As a result, seven million women will face complications and 22,800 will die. The Guttmacher Institute estimate that 8-11% of maternal deaths globally can be attributed to unsafe abortion.
We believe in a world where no one is forced to risk their health or their life for the right to determine their own future. That’s why we are committed to ending unsafe abortion for good. By providing safe abortion services when and where they’re needed, and where the legal context allows, we support women to make the reproductive choices that are best for them and help to reduce the number of women that are forced to seek unsafe services.
Medical abortion (also known as the abortion pill or medication abortion) involves taking medication to end a pregnancy.
It's a safe, non-invasive alternative to surgical abortion, which we can offer to women both inside and outside of a healthcare facility. This means, depending on the country, women can have more control over when and where their treatment takes place.
Expanding access to medical abortion continues to be one of the most important tools in combating unsafe abortion.
Performed by a doctor in a healthcare facility, a surgical abortion is a safe and effective procedure to end a pregnancy.
As with all our abortion procedures, we discuss all the options available to our clients so they can make an informed choice that fits their needs.
All of our programmes provide post-abortion care - life-saving care for women who experience complications from an incomplete miscarriage or unsafe abortion. Our teams are trained to assess and treat injuries caused, often providing urgent life-saving care.
As emergency medical treatment, post-abortion care can always be legally provided, and is particularly important in countries where legal restrictions on abortion care mean there are high rates of unsafe abortion.
If you are here looking for services, we may be able to assist you depending on where you live and your situation. Please head to where we work via the link below to find your local service.
We won’t shy away from delivering services like safe abortion. We need to confront taboos and defy stigma, so that more women can end their pregnancies without putting their lives at risk.
Ensuring universal access to safe abortion saves lives. But it also has broader benefits.
By helping a woman have more of a say over when or whether she has a child, we can help her take greater control over where her life is heading. So she can choose to pursue an education, spend more time with the children she already has, or look after her own health that much better.
At a wider level, we know that increasing access to safe abortion also improves the health of families, enhances education rates and boosts people’s economic prospects. So, while our services are saving and transforming lives in a very personal sense, they’re also making a difference at a community and society level.
Read more about safe abortion and how we can improve access to safe abortion care.