FIGO sessions on abortion care

Carolin Ekman

FIGO sessions on abortion care 

Don't miss these sessions on abortion care during the FIGO virtual conference!

26 October - 3:00 - 4:00 PM (UTC+1) 

Spreading the Revolution

Why Investing in Self-Managed Abortions Is the Way Forward to Realise Women’s Right to Bodily Autonomy

Organised by FIGO Project: Advocating for Safe Abortion (ASAP), Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) and Ipas. 


Dorothy Shaw, Canada

Bela Ganatra, Switzerland
Lesley Regan, UK
Laura Gil, Colombia
Shabin Shrestha, Nepal
Jedidah Maina, Kenya

26 October - 4:30 - 5:30 PM (UTC+1) 

Community Model of Abortion Care:

Overview and Lessons Learned from an Implementation Study Related to New Abortion Services in Ireland

Organised by World Health Organization (WHO). 

Chair: Antonella Lavelanet, Switzerland

The session will include reflections on:  

  • Overview of Community Provision - Joanna Mishtal, United States
  • Informational Facilitators and Obstructors - Mark Murphy, Ireland
  • Remaining challenges - Trish Horgan, Ireland

28 October - 23:00 - 0:00 PM (UTC+1) 

Induced abortion: Pushing the Limits 

Organised by FIGO

Chairs: Beverly Winikoff, USA and Caroline De Costa, Australia


  • Self-Managed and “No-Test” Abortion - Beverly Winikoff, USA
  • Expanding the Provider Base to Increase Abortion Access Worldwide - Bela Ganatra, Switzerland
  • Abortion from Very Early to Much Later - Kristina Gemzell Danielsson, Sweden
  • The Continuing Relevance of Vacuum Aspiration in Induced Abortion - Nozer Sheriar, India