DKT believes all women have a right to safe abortion and provides safe, affordable abortion in countries where it is legal. DKT works to provide health providers with manual vacuum aspiration kits that can be used for surgical abortion as well as the abortion pill (mifepristone and misoprostol). DKT works to increase women’s access to safe abortion by registering abortion products so that they are more widely available and by implementing education and outreach campaigns that reach at-risk women, especially in poor and rural areas.
DKT also pioneers activities that promote safe and affordable abortion. In India, DKT was the first organization to run television advertisements about medical abortion. In Mozambique, Ethiopia and India, DKT is making manual vacuum aspiration kits and abortion pills increasingly available to women from rural areas.
In 2015, DKT provided over 2 million safe abortions.