Yo Decido (It’s My Choice) – Peru (IFMSA-Peru)

Name of the activity: Yo Decido (It’s My Choice)

Country/NMO: Peru (IFMSA-Peru)

Program: Maternal Health & Access to Safe Abortion


Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Capacity Building (Training or Workshop)


General description:

Training that lasts 3 days and seeks to sensitize the medical student on the subject of safe abortion, talking about topic as: what is abortion and the implications of unsafe abortion, values clarification and addressing barriers, why is it important to be an advocate.

Focus area:

Access to Safe Abortion

Problem statement:

Abortion: third cause of maternal death (17%), Just therapeutic abortions is legal ( If the mother’s life is at risk or her health), mother can get up to 2 years jail, doctors can get their license revoked and jail.

Target groups and beneficiaries:

Medical students as a future health providers, to sensitize about this topic in a country with a lot of biases.

Objectives and indicators of success:

To develop participants’ capacity and commitment to take action on safe abortion


-We use the material provided by Ipas and translated it to spanish.
-Read, synthesize and present the information regarding abortion elaborated by the Ministry of Health
-Use the information and conducted as the LACMA workshop

Plans for evaluation:

The outcomes of the activities will be evaluated by a pre and post test.

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