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How To Calculate The Gestational Length Of A Pregnancy

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How far along is your pregnancy? Follow our guide as a pregnancy calculator and calculate an accurate gestational length.

16 / 08 / 2018

A Setback For Women’s Health In Argentina, But Safe Abortion Resources Remain

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Argentina’s Senate voted to reject a bill that would have legalized abortion. But women in Argentina still have safe abortion options.

09 / 08 / 2018

Argentina's Approaching Vote On Abortion

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On August 8th, Senators in Argentina will vote on a bill that would legalize elective abortion up to 14 weeks. #AbortoSeraLey

02 / 08 / 2018

Online Counseling For Safe Medical Abortion

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Safe2choose has decided to focus on expanding their online medical abortion counseling platform.

26 / 07 / 2018

5 Dos And Don'ts Of A Safe Abortion With Pills

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Is medical abortion safe? How does it work? Where do I start? We review the top 5 dos and don’ts of a safe abortion with pills.

19 / 07 / 2018

What’s a Full-Spectrum Doula? Introducing The Doula Project

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The Doula Project is a New York-based organization providing free support to people across the pregnancy spectrum, including abortion care.

12 / 07 / 2018

Spotlight: Argentina

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The Senate in Argentina will vote on a bill to legalize abortion up to 14 weeks. Today we discuss the history of abortion in Argentina.

05 / 07 / 2018

Training Medical Students To Provide Medical Abortion: An Interview With Dr. Srinivasan

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We interview a sexual health consultant about the importance of our new online medical abortion course designed for medical students.

28 / 06 / 2018

New Release: An Online Medical Abortion Course For Medical Students

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HowToUse will release a new online medical abortion course designed specifically for medical students. All content is aligned with standards of practice established by the World Health Organization. 

21 / 06 / 2018

One Step Closer: Abortion Reform Bill Moves Forward In Argentina

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Lawmakers in Argentina passed a bill to legalize elective abortion up to 14 weeks. The bill now moves to the Senate. One Step Closer to Legalize Abortion in Argentina!

14 / 06 / 2018

Debunking Myths: 5 Common Misconceptions About Abortion

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Anti-choice advocates perpetuate inaccurate information about safe medical abortion. Join us as we bust their common abortion myths.

07 / 06 / 2018

14 Posts That Capture The Magic Of #HomeToVote

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#HomeToVote went viral in the days leading up the Irish Referendum. Now that voters have repealed the eighth, we look back on the movement.

31 / 05 / 2018

A DIY Medical Abortion Care Kit

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Preparing a medical abortion care kit ahead of time can help reduce anxiety and increase comfort and confidence

24 / 05 / 2018

Answers To The Most Common Questions About Medical Abortion: Part 3

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The last installment in our series designed to provide answers to the most common questions about medical abortion.

17 / 05 / 2018

Answers To The Most Common Questions About Medical Abortion: Part 2

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We answer two common medical abortion questions: how to have an abortion with pills and what else can I use besides mifepristone or misoprostol?

10 / 05 / 2018

Answers To The Most Common Questions About Medical Abortion: Part 1

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Complete answers to the most common questions about safe medical abortion, or abortion with pills, from HowToUse.

03 / 05 / 2018

Back To Basics: Understanding Medical Abortion

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What is medical abortion? How does an abortion with pills work? All women deserve to understand the basics of medical abortion.

26 / 04 / 2018

Legalizing Abortion Is Not Enough To Ensure Access: A Case Study of Mozambique

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Ensuring safe abortion access to women involves more than just legislation, as Mozambique shows us.

19 / 04 / 2018

A Letter To Pro-Life Advocates

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There are issues that pro-life and pro-choice advocates can agree on, but pro-life strategies will need to change.

12 / 04 / 2018

The Best Hashtag For World Health Day 2018

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Abortion services are part of comprehensive women’s health care. On World Health Day, there is no #HealthForAll without choice for women.

07 / 04 / 2018

An Interview With An Abortion Clinic Escort

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Abortion clinic escorts help women find their clinic, shelter women from protesters, and ensure women feel supported during an appointment.

05 / 04 / 2018

The Maputo Protocol Has Been Gazetted: A Win for Safe Abortion Advocates in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo has gazetted the Maputo Protocol into law, recognizing medical abortion as a woman’s right

29 / 03 / 2018

Abortion In Iran: Why Iranian Users Seek Out HowToUse

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Abortion in Iran is restricted. Nevertheless, Iran is one of the leading countries to seek safe abortion information on HowToUse.

22 / 03 / 2018

Despite Legalization, High Rates Of Unsafe Abortion In India

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Even though India legalized abortion in 1971, the country still faces high rates of unsafe abortion

15 / 03 / 2018

A Letter Of Gratitude To Abortion Providers Around The World

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On International Abortion Provider Appreciation Day, HowToUse would like to thank abortion providers around the world for their work

10 / 03 / 2018

Celebrating Women. Equipping Providers. Why HowToUse Is Embracing New Strategies In Its Fight For Body Autonomy.

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HowToUse is celebrating International Women’s Day by sharing a new online medical abortion course for health care providers

08 / 03 / 2018

Online Medical Abortion Course By HowToUse: Why Focusing On Pharmacists Is Critical

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Pharmacists are often the first contact for women seeking abortion pills. HowToUse’s new online medical abortion course will support them.

01 / 03 / 2018

Why Tanzania Needs Abortion Reform Now

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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