DKT believes that women have a right to safe abortion and is committed to both preventing unsafe abortions and providing safe abortions where it is not restricted. DKT has become a major provider of safe abortion services and technology, as well as abortion education.
DKT’s efforts in 2016 helped avert 4.7 million unsafe abortions around the world.
Abortion pill: This has become an increasingly popular method of abortion. Whenever possible, DKT registers mifepristone/misoprostol and misoprostol for abortion and post-abortion care.
Ipas MVA kits: In 2017, DKT acquired the worldwide rights to distribute the Ipas manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) technology, which DKT now markets and distributes in over 100 countries around the world. Partnering with private sector distributors, public sector partners and non-profit organizations to ensure this critical technology is widely available and affordable, the DKT WomanCare platform is working to increase women’s access to safe abortion. For more information or to place an order, please visit our DKT WomanCare page.
Training health providers: DKT has trained thousands of health care providers from the private and public sector on abortion and post-abortion care best practices, including surgical protocols, prescription of the abortion pill and post-abortion family planning counseling.
Stigma-busting: DKT creates educational campaigns to build awareness of safe abortion options for at-risk women, especially in poor and rural areas. This fills a critical gap in countries where abortion is liberalized but a lack of information puts safe abortion out of reach for many women. In countries where abortion is illegal, DKT finds creative ways to increase women’s access to post-abortion care.
DKT India produced and aired this ground-breaking television spot promoting the abortion pill (below), which we believe is the first abortion TV spot aired anywhere in the world.