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Using New Country Data on Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion Incidence for Maximum Advocacy and Policy Impact

17 May 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Guttmacher Institute, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Human Reproduction Programme (HRP) recently released new estimates of unintended pregnancy and abortion incidence for 150 countries. This includes 87 countries that never have had reliable evidence on these measures from official statistics or scientific studies. This new study illuminates major disparities in access to sexual and reproductive health care between countries of all income levels around the world.

The Guttmacher Institute will hold a 60-minute virtual briefing on Wednesday, 17 May, 2022 , at 10:00 a.m. ET to highlight key findings of the study, related policy recommendations and the use of the new evidence for advocacy purposes.

The discussion will be moderated by Guttmacher’s Vice President for Research, Dr. Aletha Akers, and will feature María Mercedes Vivas, Executive Director of Fundación Oriéntame in Colombia. Top-line insights from this study will be presented by Dr. Bela Ganatra, Head of the Prevention of Unsafe Abortion Unit at WHO, and Dr. Jonathan Bearak, Senior Research Scientist at the Guttmacher Institute; policy recommendations will be shared by Irum Taqi, Consultant Global Policy Advisor; dissemination and advocacy recommendations will be shared by Veronika Cernadas, Associate Director of Global Communications

This event will include a question-and-answer session and simultaneous interpretation into French and Spanish. To RSVP for this event, please register here: RSVP for Virtual Briefing 

If you have any questions about the event, please contact: [email protected]


17 May 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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