Trump’s Global Gag Rule Threatens Recent Reproductive Health Successes in Nepal
Volume 52, Issue 1
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Most Nepalis don’t know abortion is legal, never mind how to access it for free at government health clinics. Even if they do know, they have to get themselves to the clinic, which is no easy feat in a Himalayan nation. For many Nepali women, seeking medical care requires a multi-day trek across mountainous terrain.Lisa J. Shannon
Babita Bist, a nurse at Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN), on her last day with the USAID mobile outreach program. The program was cut due to Trump’s Global Gag Rule. Photo: Lisa J. Shannon
Nepal: Unmet Need for Contraception Drives Unintended Pregnancies and Maternal Deaths
Source: Sundaram A et al., “Adding It Up: Costs and Benefits of Meeting the Contraceptive and Maternal and Newborn Health Needs of Women in Nepal,” New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2019.
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