News & Announcements

April 2018
As Ibis Reproductive Health celebrates International Day for Maternal Health and Rights, we continue to advance the right of women around the world to have access to safe, accessible, and comprehensive maternal and reproductive health care, including the right to safe abortion. We recognize that...
March 2018
Ibis staff was proud to be a part of the 8th African Conference of Sexual and Reproductive Health last month, themed "Woman up: Advancing the sexual health and reproductive rights of girls and women in Africa." Ibis hosted a breakaway session focused on how digital platforms can assist with...
February 2018
A new study published by Ibis shows that the United States military is below average in its reproductive health coverage when compared to militaries worldwide—reflecting a lack of abortion coverage for servicewomen. Of the countries in the study that provided information about military...
February 2018
A first-of-its-kind study examining US women’s and teen’s interest in over-the-counter (OTC) access to a progestin-only birth control pill (POP) was published in Women’s Health Issues . The survey findings show both teens and adults are interested in using an OTC POP. Key findings...
January 2018
In the years before the historic Roe v. Wade decision, women in the United States seeking an abortion faced a perilous path. Safe options for abortion were limited and unsafe procedures resulted in high maternal mortality rates. The tide started to turn in the 1960s, when some states began...
January 2018
A new study conducted in Peru, where abortion is legally restricted, finds that women can safely and effectively self-induce abortion after receiving information from a healthcare provider about how to use the drug misoprostol. Although abortion is common in Peru, few women qualify for legal...