Monday, 1 August 2016

Abortion Incidence and Unintended Pregnancy in Nepal

Posted by Anup Baral August 01, 2016 :

Although abortion is legal in Nepal, it had until about a decade ago been severely legally restricted. The 2002 amendment to the law made abortion more acc essible to women, but abortions continue to be provided by illegal providers in unsafe conditions. There are currently no reliable estimates of abortion incidence. Only incomplete data on legal procedures reported by authorized facilities exist . In this p aper we seek to fill this knowledge g ap by conducting the first national study of abortion incidence , both legal and unsafe. The study will produce nation al and regional estimates of i ncidence of all abortion s, of unintended pregnancies, of the incidence of treatment for abortion complications in health facilities , and of barriers to accessing legal abortion and postabortion services. We will obtain a baseline measure of abo rtion incidence, and provide information for improving policies to reduce unsafe ab ortion, unintended pregnancy and unmet need for contraception.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.