Opportunities and early access to abortion services in Profamilia, Colombia

  Asociación Pro-bienestar de la Familia Colombiana (Profamilia)                       Colombia

Women in Colombia, especially in areas affected by armed and drug trafficking conflict face significant barriers accessing safe abortion services. This innovation will use the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s (IPPF) social franchise toolkit to improve access to safe abortion care in conflict-affected Colombia, specifically Mitú and Inirida. This will include: (i) developing a quality-assured network of health care providers trained in medical abortion and manual vacuum aspiration, stigma reduction, and legal training; (ii) dissemination of information on safe abortion services amongst people in these communities; and (iii) community empowerment education activities.