Ipas conducts policy- and program-relevant research on abortion in collaboration with diverse global, regional, national and local partners. We generate new knowledge for the larger reproductive health and rights community. We also focus on targeted research to understand more about women’s needs and wants regarding reproductive health care and how they make decisions about contraception and abortion.

Our priorities

Why do this research?

Our contributions to the global evidence base on abortion include groundbreaking national abortion incidence and morbidity studies, operations research on measures to improve the cost-effectiveness and quality of abortion services, and evaluation of community-based interventions. Ipas also works to strengthen service-delivery monitoring and evaluation within national health systems to help improve programs and measure impact.

Selected Ipas current research

Abortion self care

A prospective, comparative study of clinical outcomes following clinic-based versus self-use of medical abortion using mifepristone with misoprostol

Ipas contact: Nathalie Kapp

Location: Cambodia, Nigeria, Ghana

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Abortion service quality

Abortion Service Quality (ASQ) Initiative

Ipas contact: Erin Pearson

Location: Nigeria, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Argentina

ASQ website

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Postabortion contraception

Accelerating contraceptive uptake through post-pregnancy care models

Ipas contact: Erin Pearson

Location: Pakistan, India and Kenya

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