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When communicating about safe abortion and post-abortion care, visual resources can support women and providers in overcoming literacy and language barriers. With their new resource, Understanding abortion: a visual resource, IPPF have aimed to address this.
Understanding abortion: a visual resource can be used with a range of different audiences, including people with learning disabilities, to support them in the process of making an informed and consensual decision on pregnancy and abortion.
The resource offers an insight into what the process of having an abortion is like, showing what a young person’s journey would be if they decided to have an abortion.
It is aimed to support community health workers, young people, and others advocating for an increase in knowledge and information around abortion and reducing the stigma surrounding it.
The resource is available in English, French and Spanish:
IPPF hope this tool can support those who require more information and may need to access safe abortion services. The resource can be used on its own or alongside other resources around abortions such as: