In October 2018, Rio de Janeiro will provide the setting for the XXII FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics, an important triennial event attracting leading experts in women’s health from around the world. Gynuity has developed an exciting program featuring highlights from our global research and collaborative projects on a range of reproductive and maternal health topics, including abortion and postabortion care, postpartum hemorrhage and pre-eclampsia/eclampsia. If you are travelling to Brazil for the Congress, our team looks forward to seeing you. Our at-a-glance program is available to view here.
Gynuity’s E-news bulletin
Gynuity's E-news bulletin shares information about the work of our staff and collaborators in the field. We report on recent and upcoming meetings, highlights of new and ongoing projects, recently published articles and materials, and some of our key achievements. We will also have a "Spotlight on..." feature in each newsletter providing an in-depth look at a specific project.
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Webinar, October 3 – IPPF’s new medical abortion commodities database
IPPF worked closely with Gynuity Health Projects and Concept Foundation to develop the Medical Abortion Commodities Database, an online resource which houses information on the availability of quality misoprostol, mifepristone and co-packaged mifepristone and misoprostol (combi packs) in currently 89 countries.
The primary audience for the database is public health professionals seeking information to inform policy and use in reproductive health care programs. These include public health and service delivery managers, staff involved in safe abortion programmes, donors funding projects on safe abortion and maternal health, policy analysts, clinical service providers and supply chain logisticians.
The Safe Abortion Supplies Workstream -- housed within the New and Underutilized Reproductive Health Technologies Caucus at the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition --will host a webinar to present the new database.
Title: IPPF Medical Abortion Commodities Database
Date & Time: Wednesday October 3rd @ 7:00 am PDT | 10:00 am EST | 3:00 pm CET
Enlace al volante, el cual detalla los ponentes y las presentaciones.
The Atlantic magazine features Gynuity research in an article about online abortion pills in the US
An article published in the magazine, The Atlantic, examines the practice of buying abortion pills online and features recent research by Gynuity Health Projects and Plan C.
Our study found that obtaining mifepristone and misoprostol from online vendors that do not require a prescription is feasible in the United States. Given our findings, we expect that some people for whom clinic-based abortion is not easily available or acceptable may consider self-sourcing pills from the internet to be a rational option.