Building a network of Solidary Pharmacists for safe abortion in rural communities of Oaxaca, Michoacán and Guerrero
Fundación Mexicana para la Planeación Familiar, A.C. (Mexfam) Mexique
Mexfam trains and sensitizes pharmacists in Oaxaca, Michoacán and Guerrero to be frontline providers of abortion care. The training program enables pharmacists to directly provide accurate information on the use of misoprostol for safe abortion and to improve attitudes towards women seeking abortions. To support women seeking these services, Mexfam trains women in the communities to be “companions” who accompany women to participating pharmacies. They provide information about safe abortion, in conjunction with youth peer educators who communicate anti-stigma messages throughout their communities, which increases awareness and demand for these services.