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Public Opinion on Unsafe Abortion in Nepal : Some Facts & Figures

Majority of the parliamentarians (65%) were in the opinion that couples should have the right to abortion on demand.This study was conducted among 218 parliamentarians in 1992. more >>


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Expanding Women's Option
Emergency Contraception

Year of publication: December 2003
Language: Nepali
Pages: 3
Size: 62.9 KB


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Sumarga
The Power of Informed Reproductive Decisions

Year of publication: August 2003
Language: English
Pages: 4
Size: 64.8 KB


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Prasna ++

Year of publication: 2060 Kartik
Language: Nepali
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Women in Prison in Nepal for Abortion

Year of publication: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 38


REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RESEARCH POLICY BRIEF

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Sex-selective abortion in Nepal is highly prevalent in some regions, with as many as 1 in 10 girls births "missing" in the last 5 years in some districts. It is very likely that the use of sex-selective abortion will continue to spread without intervention.
Number 21

Year of publication: December 2015
Language: English
Pages: 4
Size: 1.6 MB


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Many women who are denied legal abortion care go on to seek unsafe alternatives: further study could help identify strategies to improve access to safe abortion services in Nepal
Number 20

Year of publication: November 2015
Language: English
Pages: 4
Size: 474 KB


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In the absence of direct interventions, gender-biased sex selection may spread in the future in Nepal: Now is the time to act
Number 19

Year of publication: June 2015
Language: English
Pages: 4
Size: 494 KB


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Opportunities to improve the response to violence against women in Nepal

Number 18
Year of publication: Jan 2014
Language: English
Size: 420 KB


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Violence against Marginalized Women in Nepal

Number 17
Year of publication: May 2010
Language: English
Size: 1400 KB


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Expanding Safe Abortion Access: Concerted Efforts Needed to Overcome Existing Barriers

Number 16
Year of publication: April 2011
Language: English
Size: 130 KB


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सुरक्षित गर्भपतनका लागि धार्मिक अल्पसंख्यक महिला तथा पुरुषहरुको समूह निर्माण गरी स्वपरिचालन गरेमा ती समुदायका महिलाहरु लाभाम्वित हुने

Number 15
Year of publication: March 2011
Language: Nepali
Size: 210 KB


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Socially Disadvantaged Rural Women Benefited from Advocacy Program Aimed at Increasing KAP on Safe Abortion

Number 13
Year of publication: January 2011
Language: English
Size: 1018 KB


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The Silent Scourge: Sexual Violence within Marriage in Nepal

Number 12
Year of publication: October 2010
Language: English
Size: 182 KB


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Sex without Consent within Marriage in Nepal

Number 11
Year of publication: May 2008
Language: English
Size: 649 KB


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Number 10
Year of publication: December 2006
Language: Nepali
Pages: 4
File Size: 419 KB


Number 9
Year of publication: February 2004
Language: English
Pages: 4

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Male Perception on Safe Abortion and Women's Reproductive Rights

Number 8
Year of publication: May 2004
Language: Nepali
Pages: 2


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Public has positive view on women's right to choose

Number 7
Year of publication: March 2004
Language: English
Pages: 2


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Emergency contraception helps prevent unwanted pregnancy & unsafe abortion

Number 6
Year of publication: March 2003
Language: English
Pages: 2


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Public Opinion Poll on Abortion and Abortion Law 2002

Number 5
Year of publication: January 2003
Language: English
Pages: 2


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Saving Women's Lives
Post legalization challenges and initiatives to ensure access to safe abortions in Nepal

Number 4
Year of publication: April 2002
Language: English
Pages: 2


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Saving Women's Lives
Maternal deaths from unsafe abortions would be much highter in Nepal had private doctors not provided abortion services on fear of legal actions

Number 3
Year of publication: September 2000
Language: English
Pages: 2


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Saving Women's Lives
Need to strengthen hospital resources for management of complications of abortions in Nepal

Number 2
Year of publication: May 2000
Language: English
Pages: 2


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Saving Women's Lives
Building support for preventing unsafe abortion in Nepal

Number 1
Year of publication: March 2000
Language: English
Pages: 2


SACHETANA

- A short film about implications of Unsafe Abortions and Women in Prisons for Abortion in Nepal

"SACHETANA" is a short educational film produced by CREHPA to bring awareness among the public about the implications of restrictive abortion law on women's reproductive health and their social status. This educational film is in Nepali and has English sub-titles. The film is based on research studies conducted by CREHPA in prisons and selected hospitals of Nepal.

This 45 minutes film depicts three life stories or incidences. In the film, Uday and Sudha decide against having the second cild for some time and plan to terminate the pregnancy. Since abortion is illegal in the country, they visit neighboring country (India) where they seek the assistance of an unqualified provider for abortion. As the abortion remains incomplete, Sudha experiences serious health complication once she reaches home. She is admitted to the hospital for treatment. Later both Sudha and her husband find out that she cannot become mother again.

The second story in this film portrays 'Parvati'. The major part of this story is narrated by Kaka (a local resident) to Uday. Parvati leads a lonely life since her husband had left her after eloping with his Bhauju (brother's wife). Taking advantage of her loneliness, a man from the neighborhood becomes close to Parvati. They end up having a physical relationship. The man gives her false assurance saying, 'You need not get scared. I have already dome family planning (vasectomy)'. Unfortunately, Parvati gets pregnant. To get rid of her pregnancy, the man persuades Parvati to consume a medicine meant for livestock. As the medicine does not work, he places a heavy grinding stone on her belly for inducing an abortion. Since this technique also does not work, Parvati goes to obtain the medicine herself. On the way, she experiences heavy bleeding and falls unconscious. Passers-by find her lying unconscious on the road and report to the police. The police takes her to a health post and learns that she had attempted an abortion. Parvati is charged for abortion and is arrested. She is sentenced for imprisonment, whereas, her partner is imprisoned only for few days and released thereafter.

The film also features another innocent victim named 'Bimala' who is serving prison terms for charges of abortion. Uday meets her in the prison and learns that she actually had miscarried the pregnancy due to her ill health. But she was accused by her mother-in-law (who hated her) for deliberately terminating the pregnancy.

Uday is determined to undertake social service in the village and educate the community about the implications of existing abortion law on women's health and lives. Sudha joins her husband to support him in this important task.

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