Safe Abortion Services (NSAS)
According to global and national evidence, women face unwanted pregnancy due to various reasons including the limited access to family planning information and services. Such women if do not get access to safe abortion services in timely manner are at high risk of developing complications due to unsafe abortion or in worst case scenario suicide due to social pressure. Thus, there is a necessity to make this service available, accessible and affordable to all women with unwanted pregnancies. CAC (MVA and have been expanded to all 75 districts hospital and to over 50% of PHCCs. Additionally, 2nd trimester abortion services are available in 22 hospitals where CEONC Service is also available and Medical abortion services being expanded at health post with additional training to SBA. By 2071/72, Medical abortion service has been expanded to 39 districts with the support from various partners. Beginning from FY 2070/71 as per NHSPIP 2 direction, safe abortion program has been given priority to ensure the availability of five modern contraceptive in all SAS sites.
Free consultation and services including medicines and commodities for the safe abortion service.
The services include:
i) Pre & post counseling on abortion methods and as well on contraceptive methods
ii) Termination of pregnancy as per national protocol
iii) Diagnosis and treatment of existing RTIs and
iv) Provide contraceptive methods as per informed choice and follow up for post abortion complication management
CAC (MVA and MA) services have been expanded to all 75 districts hospital and to over 50% of PHCCs. Additionally, 2nd trimester abortion services are available in 22 hospitals where CEONC Service is also available and Medical abortion services being expanded at health post with additional training to the SBA.
Women with unwanted pregnancy of 9 to 12 weeks are eligible to seek abortion services.
No documents or certifications need to be presented to receive services under this program.
If you wish to find out more about the programme, contact any of the following health facilities nearest to you.
District Health Office
Primary Health Care Centre
Programme implemented by:
Family Health Division
Department of Health Services (DoHS)
T : +977 1 4262063
F : +977 1 4251173