Portfolio of Innovations

OPTions Round One Innovations

Learn more about some of the innovations supported through round one of the OPTions Initiative below.

Medicinal Plants with Abortifacient Activity from Ayurvedic Medicine
Traditional medicinal plants and herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine have been used for many gynaecological disorders for thousands of years, but scientific evidence on their pharmacological properties is lacking. [Read more]
RoshniAgriBiotech
India
Opportunities and early access to abortion services in 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) [...] [Read more]
Asociación Pro-bienestar de la Familia Colombiana (Profamilia)
Colombia
CHOICE: Communicating to HER Options via Information, Care Coordination & Empathy
CHOICE will provide personalized information and guidance around safe abortion services to underserved women, including female factory workers [...] [Read more]
DoctHERs
Pakistan
Improving Access to Abortion in Georgia
In Georgia, 3 visits to a health facility are required to have an abortion: an initial consultation; a second visit after a minimum five-day waiting period for the abortion procedure or prescription of medical abortion pills; and a follow-up [...] [Read more]
Center for Information and Counseling on Reproductive Health – Tanadgoma
Georgia
Medical Abortions on Outreach
In rural India, there is a huge gap in demand for abortion services and qualified providers. This is due to a lack of accessible, economical and safe abortion services in the public sector, coupled with lack of information [...] [Read more]
Marie Stopes International
India
Novel mHealth solution for self-managed abortions for Venezuelan women
During the grant period, the project team will develop and test an integrated mobile health tool that can facilitate self-management of medical abortion for Venezuelan women [...] [Read more]
RKG Global Consulting
Venezuela
HER VOICE: Augmenting vulnerable Kenyan girls and women with disability access to safe abortion services
Girls and women with disabilities face significant barriers to accessing information on safe abortion [...] [Read more]
Women Spaces Africa
Kenya
Mobile Connect – An integrated mHealth intervention to address unsafe abortion among female sex workers in Vietnam
Despite abortion being legally available in Vietnam, female sex workers face significant barriers to [...] [Read more]
Center for Promotion of Advancement of Society
Vietnam
Expanding access to mifepristone in humanitarian settings
The project team will work to address the challenge of supplying mifepristone to women and girls in humanitarian settings. They will design, implement, and test strategies in Bangladesh, Niger and Jordan. [Read more]
University of Ottawa
Bangladesh, Jordan, and Niger
At the Reach of Women
A telemedicine service, will be implemented and tested for women and girls in remote, rural areas to have access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services including safe and legal medical abortion up to 10 weeks of gestation. This will be facilitated by a registered nurse [...]. [Read more]
Fundación Oriéntame
Colombia
Addressing barriers to young people access to MR/PAC services and De-stigmatizing Uterine Evacuation/Post Abortion Care
Young people in Pakistan face significant barriers and stigma when seeking uterine evacuation/post abortion care. [Read more]
Rahnuma – Family Planning Association of Pakistan
Pakistan
Teenage and Youth Refugee’s Abortion Care Project
This innovation will provide friendly abortion care services for women and adolescents in five refugee camps in Rwanda. This will be facilitated through [...] [Read more]
Rwanda Youth Organization for Development
Rwanda
Medical abortion via telemedicine for women and adolescents in rural Moldova
Women and girls in Moldova, especially those in rural areas, must travel to regional medical centres to obtain an abortion from a certified gynecologist. [Read more]
Reproductive Health Training Center
Moldova
Mifepristone 50 mg as a Contraceptive
Key to addressing unmet contraceptive need in the developing world is the development of on-demand contraceptives without the side-effects and health risks associated with hormonal methods. Mifepristone 50 mg [...] [Read more]
Women on Web
Georgia
Missed Period Pill: Expanding access to fertility control in Senegal
The project team will develop and test a new user-controlled method to help women and girls manage missed menses.
[Read more]
Gynuity
Senegal
Development of new abortion medications by using existing medications in new ways
Mifepristone and misoprostol are gold standard abortifacients, but access to mifepristone is limited. This project team aims to establish proof-of-concept [...] [Read more]
Gynuity
United States