When people talk about birth control methods, one of the most well-know amongst them is a hormonal contraception method known as oral contraceptive pills. A comprehensive study on women who use modern contraceptive by the Ministry of Health in 2010 found that, the pill was the most popular among all the modern contraceptive methods. However, some women are still unsure about how to correctly use the pill and when they should take them. We will guide you through some simple steps on how to take the pills correctly and prevent unwanted pregnancy.
There are two main types of oral contraceptive pills: combination pills which contains both estrogen and progesterone, and the other one is progestin-only pills which only contains progesterone.
In this blog post, we will be focusing on the more popular type of OCPs (oral contraceptive pills) in Cambodia, which is the combination pills.
How to take OCPs
Most combination pills come in a 28-day pack or a 21-day pack. When you buy oral contraceptives, they generally have instructions on the package on how you should take them, but they usually follow the following instructions.
For a 28-day pack, you usually have to take them for 28 days straight without a break. There are 21 active pills and 7 inactive or reminder pills. You must start another pack right away on day 29. Therefore, you have to buy them before you run out! Take care to know that you might bleed when you’re taking these reminder pills, but no worries, you’ll still be protected from unwanted pregnancy while you are taking reminder pills. Microgynon ED is a 28-day pack OCPs that is currently available for purchase in Cambodia.
For a 21-day pack, there are 21 pills in them. You have to take them for 21 days straight, then no pills are taken for the next 7 days in the 28-day menstrual cycle. Women usually bleed during those 7 days, but you won’t get pregnant during those bleeding days if you have sexual intercourse. Start another pack right away after having taken no pills for 7 days in order to stay protected against pregnancy. These are the most common types of pills. Yasmin is a 21-day pack oral contraceptive pills.
Where to buy them
Pharmacies usually charge a slightly higher price for contraceptive pills than organizations like Marie Stopes. You can get birth control pills like OK, Diane, and Yasmin, Floris 35, and Desolon at Marie Stopes International Clinics at an affordable price.
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MSI Guidelines for Male and Female Condoms – Marie Stopes International (2015)
Under UNTAC rule, Cambodia faced an uncanny enemy – The AIDs epidemic.
To combat this, the 100% condom used program that was first implemented in Thailand in 1989 made its way to Cambodia’s Sihanoukville in 1998 and was implemented nationwide in 1999. The program was a success, national HIV prevalence dropped from 1.7% in 1998 to 0.6% in 2015.
However, Cambodia is facing a new challenge.
UNFPA reported that, “Between 2005 and 2014, condom use among young people dropped significantly across all education levels.”
At the same time, there has been an increase in the percentage of sexually active young women reporting STIs.
This is why we must once again raise awareness about the use of condom to continue the efforts that have made Cambodia a model for the fight against the AIDs epidemic. People need to know how to buy and use condom properly for that to happen.
How to use a condom
Although there are two types of condoms, male and female condom. For the purpose of common use, we will be focusing on how to use external condoms or male condoms.
Use a new condom for each act of sex
Before using, check the expiration date, and tear the package carefully so as to not damage the content.
Before any physical contact, place the condom on the tip of the erect penis with the rolled side out
Put the condom on before it makes any contact with your partner.
Unroll the condom all the way to the base of the erect penis
If the condom does not unroll easily, it may be on backwards, damaged, or too old. Throw it away and use a new condom.
Immediately after ejaculation, hold the rim of the condom in place and withdraw the penis while it is still erect
Slide the condom off without spilling any semen.
Use a new condom for every new sex act.
Dispose of the used condom safely.
How to buy condoms
In Cambodia, you can get condoms without a prescription. You can find male condoms at almost every mart and pharmacy in town. If you’re feeling shy about buying condoms at such places, you can also find them at every Marie Stopes International Clinic in Cambodia at a cheap price.
It’s also important to remember that buying condoms isn’t only for men. People should know that it is not a shameful or promiscuous thing for sexually active women to buy and stock up on condoms, it only means that they know how to protect themselves from unknown diseases and unwanted pregnancy in case they consent to have sexual intercourse, and their male partner does not have any on-hand. Buying condoms is for all genders. Condoms for all.
So, please stay protected from STIs and unwanted pregnancy by using condoms!
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We have discussed some interesting things so far involving a wide range of topic from post-partum menstruation to how to discuss with your partner about abortion.
Today we’ll be exploring another important topic. In contraception talk, we will be focusing on one of the first techniques of family planning known as The Withdrawal Method.
Weighing the benefits and failures
So, what is the withdrawal method? It’s the act of withdrawal of the penis before ejaculation as to prevent the sperm in the semen from entering the vaginal lumen.
Today, although this traditional method of contraception is still widely used with 5% of users worldwide, it’s nothing compared to female sterilization (24%) and male condom (21%).
However, the trend in Cambodia looks a little different compared to world statistics. In 2014, Cambodia DHS conducted a survey on contraception use in Cambodia. The survey found that withdrawal was the second most used contraception method (27.9%) only being beaten by oral contraceptives (31.9%). This means that a lot of people still prefer this traditional contraception method to others, which is why it is important for sexual partners to understand what choices are available to them and whether this method is what’s best for them.
Let’s start by talking about the good. Naturally, the withdrawal method has virtually zero ill effects on health since it is only reliant upon the withdrawal of the penis from the vaginal lumen before ejaculation. Compared to other methods of contraception, it’s true that they incur relatively lower risks. However, this method does not prevent against STIs like condom does.
The downside to the withdrawal method is that the pregnancy prevention rate is lower than other non-traditional methods. The success rate is only about 78%. For one, pre-cum or the pre-ejaculate might contain sperm that is viable to impregnate. Secondly, even if the semen lands on the vulva, it’s not impossible for the sperm to swim to the vaginal opening. Last but not least, you need a lot of self-control to withdraw the penis on time.
What emergency contraception options are available?
There are two notable emergency contraception methods that you can get when the withdrawal method fails, or when other contraceptive methods fall short (e.g. condom breaking…, etc.).
Emergency contraceptive pills are oral contraceptives with a slightly higher dose of hormone that can be used within 120 hours (5 days) or 72 hours (3 days) depending on the brand of the ECPs. It’s important to note that the earlier you take the ECPs, the more effective it will be. However, it’s recommended that you only use ECPs sporadically and not as the main contraceptive method if you’re sexually active.
Copper IUD is not well known in Cambodia as an emergency contraception option, but it’s important to know that it is, by far, the best emergency contraception method there is. It can prevent pregnancy up to 99.9% if they are placed within 5 days of unprotected intercourse. An important point to note is, if you are sexually active, this is the better contraception method than ECPs.
Destroying myths about ECPs
There are many odd things that were said about ECPs and contraception methods in general. The most popular one was that ECPs will cause infertility in women – This is absolutely UNTRUE. They also do not cause birth defects. The true function of ECPs is to delay ovulation, they do not cause abortion or disrupt an existing pregnancy.
You must be aware that you have to take ECPs after every sexual intercourse in order to prevent pregnancy, their effect is to delay ovulation after intercourse, you cannot use them to prevent FUTURE sexual acts. To simply put it, they are not effective if taken before sex. This is why long-term contraception method is recommended, rather than taking ECPs every time you have intercourse. Although, it must be noted that it is completely safe for you to take ECPs frequently, even during the same menstrual cycle.
However, they do come with some side effects such as slight bleeding, irregular period, abdominal pain, nausea, or dizziness. But the side effects are not harmful and generally resolve within 24 hours.
If you wish to purchase emergency contraceptive pills outside of pharmacies or you wish to get copper IUD, you can get these services with confidentiality at Marie Stopes clinics all over the country.
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Whenever we talk about people who menstruate, we only know of women who looks traditionally female. Though this instinct isn’t malicious or ill-intent, it is a sign that there is lack of exposure surrounding the issue of non-binary female or queer menstruation. This lack of exposure/care and the casual discrimination of transgender and non-binary individuals who menstruate negatively impact their livelihood in ways that interfere with their menstrual hygiene, mental health, and comfort in their own bodies.
The exposure that we talked of can refer to lack of gender-neutral products in the market and social stigma surrounding the act of menstruation itself, especially in country that lacks LGBTQ+ exposure and education like Cambodia.
Due to the lack of local resources regarding the topic at hand, we have enlisted the help of people in the LGBTQ community.
For this blog, we interviewed Bee Mike, a bassist for a band based in Cambodia. He will be providing us with insights into what it means for a transgender man to menstruate in Cambodia.
Difficulties menstruating while being trans and non-binary
“It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when I knew that I was transgender, but I had always like dressing in boyish clothes since I was young,” said Mike.
When asked about the difficulties that he faced growing up transgender while also menstruating, he said that he was always extremely shy whenever he has to talk about menstruating.
“I always had my mom go and buy me menstrual pads, and I never said anything to anyone either whenever I had my period. I don’t really go and discuss or tell people about my monthly cycle.”
Mike insisted that he doesn’t have any problems with knowing how menstrual hygiene works, since he was used to maintaining menstrual hygiene even before he came out as transgender. However, Bee said that this is only his experience and cannot speak for his whole community; although, he did freak out a little when he had his first period, not knowing that it was just a natural occurrence.
He expressed with exasperation of the constant questioning of people around him regarding his appearance and gender ever since he was a young child, “I got so used to the question asking me whether I’m a boy or a girl. Even a motorcycle driver, who was a complete stranger, asked me that!”
“At first, these types of questions brought me to the brink of depression,” he said. “One, I felt that these questions were extremely discriminatory and I got them everywhere I went. They do not understand, even family members like my aunt kept asking me these questions.”
Research shows that trans people face self-shame and social inequity and inadequacy when dealing with menstruation. For one thing, transmen who have assigned female sex, who possess masculine identities or have aligned themselves with traditionally masculine tendencies, might view menstruation as making them effeminate, or less of a “man”. Therefore, this rejection of their menstruation may induce more discomfort with the act of menstruating itself.  This rejection is not the fault of transgender persons, but serves as evidence of the overt stigmatization of menstruation as being dirty and therefore, reduces your worth- a myth that has been around since the beginning of time and is continually perpetuated by patriarchal societies.
Being plagued with existing social barriers and discrimination, trans people have an even harder time navigating reproductive and sexual health issues. A 2011 survey found several root causes that may deter trans people from getting medical checkups: 48% said that it was due to financial-related issues, 19% due to being denied healthcare services, and 28% due to feeling worried about revealing their sexual identity (most likely this is because of the perceived negative attitude towards transgender). Trans people are three times more likely to be unemployed and twice more likely to live in poverty than the general population. 
Regarding his experience with health professionals, Mike said that he has never visited a clinic to check up on his sexual reproductive health, but he had taken his mother to one and felt like he could never subject himself to those type of examinations. However, he had experienced discomfort at regular health clinics before due to remarks made by health professionals about his appearance and gender that got him taken aback.
“Most of them (Clinic health workers) would say ‘Oh you’re a girl? I thought you were a boy’. They thought it was regular small talk, but it made me very upset.”
Healthcare providers and society as a whole play a crucial role in eliminating this stigma against trans menstruating. Unfortunately, this is a problem point as healthcare providers are found to be lacking or biased when dealing with transgender patient. A survey in 2015 conducted amongst 141 OB-GYNS in the USA showed at 80% of them had not had any training in caring for a transgender person, and only 29% felt comfortable treating transgender persons. 
Due to fear of transphobic healthcare providers, and aversion to menstruation itself, transgender persons may fail to seek healthcare when they are dealing with menstrual disorders such as amenorrhea and endometriosis, which could be a sign of a more serious and sinister underlying cause.
Normalization of trans menstruating
So, what can we do to help?
It’d be wise to start somewhere simple, and that is by including transgender and non-binary persons in discussions surrounding menstrual hygiene. To stress that cisgender women are not the only ones who experience menstruation, and to push for solution that can provide comfort for all people who menstruate. This can mean advocating for trans-sensitive training for all healthcare providers, and installing menstrual products in both the male and female bathrooms. Most important of all is to erase the stigma surrounding menstruation. This is not easy, but it requires intense sexual reproductive health classes being implemented in schools, and that also includes LGBTQ+ education.
Gender-neutral menstrual products are being sold in some countries around the world. Products like Thinx and Always are starting to include transgender and non-binary by creating menstrual products that can be used by everyone. However, just changing how the product look won’t do much if we’re also not doing our best to educate the population about menstrual hygiene and the wrong perception about who can menstruate, what it means to menstruate, and why menstrual hygiene is a basic human right.
As for Mike, his hope is simple.
“Personally, I don’t want a lot. I just want them to open their minds.”
“Even if we have the same mechanisms and the same organs as if we were machines that were set with certain characteristics, I want them to know that we are not machines. We have feelings, a heart, and thoughts that differentiate us from each other.”
To end on a positive note, Marie Stopes hopes and encourages all people of all gender and identities to seek sexual reproductive healthcare without shame and with confidence.
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Chrisler, J. C., Gorman, J. A., Manion, J., Murgo, M., Barney, A., Adams-Clark, A., … Mcgrath, M. (2016). Queer periods: attitudes toward and experiences with menstruation in the masculine of centre and transgender community. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 18(11), 1238–1250. doi: 10.1080/13691058.2016.1182645
We’re still here to support you with our services throughout the COVID 19 coronavirus outbreak, but please read our guidance on changes we will be making to protect you and the community:
What is COVID 19 coronavirus?
COVID 19 coronavirus is an illness caused by a new virus that is spreading rapidly across the world. It can affect your breathing system – your lungs and airways. It can be spread from person to person through germs that end up on the hands and on surfaces when infected persons are coughing or sneezing.
Many people will recover after experiencing a period of sickness lasting between 1 – 2 weeks, but some people are at higher risk and may get seriously ill from COVID 19 coronavirus.
We’re still providing services during the COVID 19 coronavirus outbreak, however there will be some changes to the way we’ll run, and some guidance we’ll ask you to follow.
How to protect yourself from COVID-19 coronavirus
Do not touch your face
Wash your hands frequently, washing for at least 20 seconds
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing
Try to stay away from people where possible; anyone who is within 1 metre (in close contact) of someone who has certain symptoms of COVID-19 coronavirus (including sneezing or coughing) is at risk of being exposed the virus
Please stay at home if you have thesesymptoms
Symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 are:
A high temperature
A new, frequent cough – this means coughing several times each hour. If you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual
Shortness of breath
To protect others in your community, please stay at home and keep yourself away from people as much as is possible if you have these symptoms. Do not go to any medical facilities, pharmacies, markets or shops – anywhere that you will come into contact with people.
How long to stay at home
If you have symptoms of COVID 19 coronavirus, you’ll need to stay at home for 14 days, or until your symptoms improve completely.
You will need to adhere to strict hygiene measures.
Wash your hands correctly after being outside, before and after any contact with others
Use a separate bathroom and bedroom if possible,
Don’t share cups or kitchen utensils.
Wash all surfaces daily,
Wear a mask if coughing or sneezing.
Try to keep a distance of at least a meter from others.
If you live with someone who has symptoms, you’ll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms. You will need to adhere to strict hygiene measures. This includes:
Wash your hands after being outside, before and after all contact with the sick person and any surfaces that the sick person was in contact with.
Use a separate bathroom and bedroom if possible,
Don’t share cups or kitchen utensils.
Wash all surfaces daily,
Use gloves to handle laundry from the sick person.
If possible, have the sick person wear a mask if coughing or sneezing.
Try to keep a distance of at least a meter from the sick person.
If you or someone you are caring for develop worsening symptoms, such as difficult breathing, continuous pain or pressure in the chest, new onset of confusion or blue colouring of the face or lips please follow national guidelines on who to contact.
Changes to our service points
If you are not showing symptoms of COVID 19 coronavirus, we’re still able to provide you with our regular services. We will be making a few changes in our service points, including:
We ask you not to come to service points if you have symptoms of COVID 19 coronavirus
If you attend for service, please do not bring others to accompany you
We will be asking if you have symptoms suggestive of COVID 19 coronavirus when you arrive
You will be asked to wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer gel when you arrive
You will be asked to sit further apart from other clients in the waiting room, with extra seating provided outside where possible
You will be seated further away from service providers
Our clinics are already cleaned regularly, but we will increase our use of disinfectant in between clients to keep everyone safe
General advice on stopping the spread of COVID 19 coronavirus
You can help stop the spread of COVID 19 coronavirus by:
Follow your national guidelines on going out and isolating yourself
wash your hands with soap and water often – do this correctly, for at least 20 seconds
always wash your hands when entering your home after having been outside
Always wash your hands before handling food
cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
minimise visitors to your home, including friends and family
avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of COVID 19 coronavirus
avoid social gatherings where possible
avoid events with large groups of people
do not go to medical facilities or pharmacies if you are displaying symptoms
do not touch your face. The virus can enter through your nose, mouth, and eyes.
How to look after yourself if you have COVID 19 coronavirus
drink plenty of water to stay hydrated – drink enough so your pee is pale and clear
take a painkiller such as Paracetamol or aspirin to help ease your symptoms
stay in touch with family and friends over the phone or on social media, to help you avoid feeling low or lonely
do light exercise at home, if you feel well enough to
People at high risk of COVID 19 coronavirus
You may be at high risk from COVID 19 coronavirus if you:
over the age of 70
are having certain types of cancer treatment
have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia
have a severe chronic lung condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
Have heart disease
have a condition that makes you much more likely to get infections, such as diabetes or poorly controlled HIV/AIDS
are taking medicine that weakens your immune system, such as corticosteroids
are pregnant and have a serious heart condition
If you are at high risk, it is especially important that you follow the national guidance on avoiding the virus and avoid all social contact where possible while the virus is present in your country.
If you are at high risk and develop COVID 19 coronavirus, then please follow your national guidance
COVID 19 coronavirus and pregnant women
How will COVID 19 coronavirus affect my pregnancy?
Pregnant women do not appear to become more unwell than other healthy adults if they get COVID 19 coronavirus. The majority of pregnant women will have mild or moderate symptoms of a cold or flu.
Currently, there is no evidence that says that pregnant women who get COVID 19 coronavirus are more at risk from COVID 19 coronavirus than other healthy individuals.
Will COVID 19 coronavirus increase the risk of miscarriage?
COVID 19 coronavirus is a new illness, and we are just beginning to learn about it. There is no evidence to suggest an increased risk of miscarriage. There is also no evidence to show that the virus can be passed to your baby while you are pregnant.
Should I still attend my ANC and PNC appointments?
These appointments are really important for you and your baby. If you are well, you should attend these appointments as normal.
However, if you or someone you live with has symptoms of COVID 19 coronavirus, then it is important you stay at home.
New parents can be quite anxious when it comes to pregnancy
Before birth, parents worry about whether their children
will come out okay – whether mothers can hold out well during the strenuous delivery;
and then, AFTER birth, parents worry about little things like, why isn’t my
milk coming? why does my milk taste weird (yes, they sometimes do ask that)?
and one of those questions is: why don’t I menstruate even after childbirth?
Marie Stopes got you covered!
Little did you know, these little things MOST of the time
are attributed to normal physiological function of your body post-partum.
Why am I not menstruating after childbirth?
Menstruation is a phenomenon that suggests you can ovulate.
Ovulating, in most cases, means that you will be able to conceive a child. While
you have that little bundle of joy in your womb, your baby is actually sleeping
in a sac that grows from your endometrium. Your placenta keeps secreting progesterone,
which suppresses ovulation.
After child birth, some of that progesterone persists for
some time, and your endometrium needs time to regenerate and heal. In women who
breastfeed, the hormone Prolactin suppresses the ovulation. I know this is hard
to understand; hence, this is all you need to remember: your period will
definitely come back if you have a normal pregnancy and no other existing conditions!
When will it return?
Mothers who do not breastfeed will have their period return
to normal in 6 weeks. Ovulation generally occurs before your period, which usually
comes back on the 40th day post-partum. Mothers who breastfeed in
most cases have their period much later than non-breastfeeding mothers. It can
vary from 3-6 months to 9 months, depends on how regular you breastfeed. Since
ovulation can start again at any given moment, you will be able conceive again
very soon after your pregnancy, which is not a very healthy option.
The same goes for women who have just had an abortion or
miscarriage. Please take care to know that even though you did not carry your
pregnancy to term, you can still get pregnant again very easily, and using contraception
as soon as you can after your pregnancy will decrease the risk immensely.
Why is having short-spaced pregnancy unhealthy?
Babies who are conceived again less than 12 months after the
mother’s previous pregnancy has an increased risk of preterm birth, low birth
weight, still birth, and neonatal death. Therefore, mothers should wait at
least 12 months before trying for another pregnancy. This does not mean that
you can’t engage in sexual intercourse.
What you should do is use contraception, and use it promptly
MARIE STOPES! CAN YOU RECOMMEND A CONTRACEPTIVE METHOD?
Many of you might have had negative thoughts about using
certain contraceptive methods right after child birth.
For a lot of reasons, combined hormonal pills are not recommended
for women who have just had their birth less than the period of 21 days. During
those 21 days after childbirth, women have an increased risk of thromboembolism.
The best and safest methods are long term contraceptive methods,
such as IUD and implant. They can be put immediately after childbirth, or
within the recommended period of 21 days, and you can be protected from a
potential unhealthy pregnancy.
So, do not despair, your period will definitely come back. And
if you want to have another healthy pregnancy and baby, it is in your favor to
wait using safe and reliable contraceptive methods. After all, patience is
Jackson, E., & Glasier, A. (2011). Return of
Ovulation and Menses in Postpartum Nonlactating Women. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 117(3), 657–662. doi: 10.1097/aog.0b013e31820ce18c
FSRH Guidline: Contraception After Pregnancy (January
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Inclusivity is defined as the practice of including everyone, especially people who have marginalized or excluded, and that includes persons with disabilities. For so long, persons with disabilities were deemed to be lesser than people without; thus, not being given the same opportunities that hinder them from achieving their full potential.
Recognizing this problem, in 1992, the United Nationals
General Assembly proclaimed December 3rd as the International Day of
Persons with Disabilities. The day is to promote the rights and well-being of
persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, as well as
to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every
aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. 
Sexual reproductive right is no different. Persons with
disability make up 10 percent of the world’s population, and yet, they are
amongst the most marginalized when it comes to sexual reproductive care.
Reasons ranging from lack of awareness and understanding, prejudice and stigma,
physical and attitudinal barriers to health services to exclusion of persons
with disabilities from decision-making can prevent them from accessing the best
quality sexual health care that they deserve.
Due to this, it’s crucial that organizations and
institutions are sensitive to the needs of persons with disabilities when making
decisions or designing policies and projects because disability is everyone’s
business. Providing access means more than simply installing ramps; it’s about
mainstreaming health services to accommodate persons with abilities. Persons
with disabilities are a crucial constituency in all programmes.
The work that Marie Stopes International Cambodia does is no
different. We celebrate people from all walks of life and empower them to make
their own choices for their body, including people with disabilities. Our
providers are rigorously train to be sensitive, empathetic and understanding of
clients who are persons with disabilities, while also ensuring that their
privacy, self-determination, and dignity are fiercely respected.
Our centres have welcomed a number of clients with
disabilities, including a woman with visual impairment with whom we have
consulted her in the process of getting the right contraception. The training
for our Marie Stopes Ladies also includes how to provide the best quality
services to persons with disabilities because everyone that seeks our services,
whether at our centres or with Marie Stopes Ladies, deserves the utmost quality
care to ensure that they can make decisions on their body and future.
Persons with disabilities want the same things in life that
everyone wants, and that includes physical intimacy and sex. Because of this,
they need sexual reproductive healthcare that is of quality and respect from
With this in mind, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities serves as a reminder that persons with disabilities are to be empowered and celebrated so that they, too, can reach their full potential and make decisions on their own future—their own body.
For more information or services, please email email@example.com or call us at 012999002 / 098999102, and visit our Facebook page: Marie Stopes International Cambodia.
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On May 26 to 29, 2020, the Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights will be organized for the 10th time in Siem Reap, garnering live discussions led by RHAC, National Steering Committee, International Steering Committee and Youth Steering Committee. Aimed to empower sexual reproductive rights in Cambodia, the conference is opened to the public so that everyone can be a part of the dialogue. Early registration will be given a special rate. Sign up now!
Almost half of all abortions are
unsafe, resulting in 22,000 deaths annually, and yet, access to safe abortion
information and programs is difficult. Understanding the need for a wealth of
knowledge on safe abortion quality care, Marie Stopes International has
partnered up to create SafeAccess, a one-stop-shop for guidance and resources
on safe abortion and post-abortion care.
Not only does SafeAccess offer valuable resources for the public, but practitioners and policy makers may find the information contained in the website useful for their goal to create a world where every woman has the right to make a decision on their sexual rights, including when to start a family.