About the "I need an abortion" project
We are working to make sure that women can access safe abortion services to protect their lives and health.
Abortion is one of the most performed medical intervention on the world. Still, many women do not have access to safe abortion
The online abortion help service can provide women living in countries where safe abortion is not accessible, information, medical guidance and a medical abortion. A medical abortion is a termination of pregnancy by using two medicines. These medicines, called Mifepristone and Misoprostol, provoke a spontaneous expulsion of the pregnancy from the uterus. The success rate is 98%. Mifepristone and Misoprostol are on the list of essential medicines of the World Health Organization.
The goal of this service is to help women around the world to obtain a safe medical abortion and to reduce the mortality and morbidity due to unsafe abortion. Each year 42 million women choose to have an abortion for all sorts of private reasons. In countries where safe abortion is not accessible, women seek unsafe services (20 million each year) as result of which every 10 minutes somewhere in the world a woman dies unnecessary (47.000 women each year). The online abortion help service makes self-induced abortions much safer and can prevent the recourse to dangerous backstreet abortions. The mortality of an unsafe abortion is 1:300. This means that when the service helped 3000 women it saved the lives of 10 women.