“Access to sexual and reproductive health information and services is key to the prevention of unplanned pregnancies. It directly contributes to the reduction of maternal mortality.
“Women are empowered by knowledge of their right: 1) to choose a contraceptive that fits their lifestyle; 2) to be informed about their sexual health; and 3) to access safe and legal abortion services if required.
“Every woman has the right to choose the number and spacing of her children, to demand that she has access to safe, legal and professional sexual and reproductive health service, including abortion.
“As a society, we need to work toward normalising abortion instead of stigmatising it. In this way we can avoid deaths related to illegal abortion and empower women to prevent unplanned pregnancies,” says Denise Hunt, Country Director, Marie Stopes South Africa.
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