Access Denied Case Studies

Following President George W. Bush’s reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy restrictions on international family planning, a diverse group of U.S. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) came together to document the impact of the policy on family planning services. Research was conducted in four countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Romania and Zambia) to assess whether and how the restrictions have affected women’s access to contraception and related reproductive health care. This document summarizes the major research findings as of mid-2003, and includes selected country examples.

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Download additional country reports and case studies below.

Access Denied – The Impact of the Global Gag Rule in Ethiopia – 2005 (PDF)
Access Denied – The Impact of the Global Gag Rule in Ghana – 2005 (PDF)
Access Denied – The Impact of the Global Gag Rule in Kenya – 2005 (PDF)
Access Denied – The Impact of the Global Gag Rule in Nepal – 2005 (PDF)
Access Denied – The Impact of the Global Gag Rule in Tanzania – 2005 (PDF)
Access Denied – The Impact of the Global Gag Rule in Zambia – 2005 (PDF)
Access Denied – The Impact of the Global Gag Rule in Zimbabwe – 2005 (PDF)
The Global Gag Rule and Contraceptive Supplies (PDF)
The Global Gag Rule and Maternal Deaths Due to Unsafe Abortions (PDF)

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