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Why Tanzania Needs Abortion Reform Now


Abortion is common in Tanzania despite the country’s strict abortion laws. Reliable information and safe options, however, are hard to come by.

22 / 02 / 2018

Rebeca Mendes Silva Leite and the Fight for Women’s Abortion Rights in Brazil


Rebeca Mendes Silva Leite challenged Brazil’s abortion ban in court. Though she lost, she sparked a cry for women's abortion rights in Brazil.

15 / 02 / 2018

Abortion In The Philippines: Behind The Country’s High Rates of Maternal Mortality


The Philippines has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world. It also has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality.

08 / 02 / 2018

Allegations of Sexual Assault At Kenyatta National Hospital


Allegations of rape and sexual assault at Kenyatta National Hospital have surfaced on social media. Kenyans marched in protest last week.

01 / 02 / 2018

The Abortion Muzzle: Dangers of Censoring Safe Abortion Advocates


Censoring safe abortion advocates is dangerous to women's health, safety, and wellbeing.

25 / 01 / 2018

Marion Stevens and the Fight for Reproductive Health Services in South Africa


Marion Stevens is a South African activist fighting for women’s reproductive rights and access to safe abortion in her country.

18 / 01 / 2018

Safe Abortion in Eastern Africa: A Snapshot Of Uganda


HowToUse has been on a mission to generate awareness about safe abortion in Eastern Africa. Of all the countries where they work, Uganda has proven to be particularly complex.

11 / 01 / 2018

New Year’s Resolutions for Safe Abortion Supporters


Five New Years Resolutions for Safe Abortion Supporters to follow in 2018. With the close of 2017, we begin to reflect on the things in our lives that we want to change and improve for a better 2018. At HowToUse, we are proud of our accomplishments this year.

04 / 01 / 2018

Despite Anti-Choice Rhetoric, Public Opinion shows High Support for Abortion


As loud as anti-choice activists may be, they represent only a small fraction of public opinion, If you follow abortion in the news, chances are you’ve heard stories of anti-choice protestors blocking entrances to abortion clinics or politicians passing measures that restrict access to reproductive health services.

28 / 12 / 2017

Using comedy to talk about abortion: Meet the Lady Parts Justice League


An organization called the Lady Parts Justice League is taking a different approach by using comedy to talk about abortion.

21 / 12 / 2017

Honoring the Experience, Holding Space: An Interview with an Abortion Doula


Abortion doulas provide access to services, information, and support for women who choose to terminate their pregnancies.

14 / 12 / 2017

Banning Pregnant Girls From School In Tanzania


Global attentions turned to Tanzania President Magufuli, when he claimed teenage mothers should not be allowed to go back to school.

07 / 12 / 2017

Telemedicine helps women obtain safe medical abortions


For many people living in rural communities or developing countries, access to health services is extremely limited.

30 / 11 / 2017

A summary of the Jackson Tali case and the need for women to have access to safe abortion options in Tanzania

In October 2017, the Court of Appeal of Kenya ruled in a landmark case on the conviction of a registered nurse, Jackson Namunya Tali.

23 / 11 / 2017

Why abortion allies are key to supporting women’s reproductive freedom and improving women’s health

HowToUse believes that all of society benefits when women have the freedom to make their own reproductive health decisions. And research backs this belief up.

16 / 11 / 2017

Desperate or Determined? The Myth Surrounding Women Who Choose To Abort

When asked to describe the type of woman who seeks out an abortion, many people will describe the image of a terrified, desperate teenager. Or perhaps they envision a young, single, unemployed woman with no support or resources to raise a child. Though both of these narratives are valid, statistics and anecdotes from the reproductive health field tell a vastly different story.

07 / 11 / 2017

Why Women Need Information about How To Use the Abortion Pill


Since the introduction of misoprostol and mifepristone, the two pills involved in a safe medical abortion, women have greater choices than ever when it comes to when, how, and where to end their unplanned pregnancies.

31 / 10 / 2017