RELEVANT SRHR DEVELOPMENTS IN POLAND Official abortion statistics for 2021 The Ministry of Health published official abortion statistics according which only 107 abortions were carried out in Poland in 2021 (compared to 1076 In 2020). These extremely low abortion statistics are the consequence of the Constitutional Tribunal’s ruling of 22 October 2020 banning abortion on the grounds of foetal defects which entered into force on 27 January 2021. Out of 107 abortions carried out in READ MORE
Relevant SRHR developments in Poland Pregnancy register The so-called „pregnancy register” came into force on 6 July by means of the regulation of the Ministry of Health which concerns data inserted in the online medical information system. Data on pregnancy will be included in this database. Doctors only are to have access to this database. Please see FEDERA comments here. Abortion activist’s criminal case On 14 July 2022, the second hearing of abortion activist READ MORE
Our leaflet contains the most important information on the access to contraception, prenatal tests, pregnancy and perinatal care, and abortion care in Poland. У нашій брошурі дівчата та жінки з України знайдуть найважливішу інформацію щодо доступу до контрацепції, пренатального тестування, вагітності та перинатального догляду, а також переривання вагітності в Польщі. 🇺🇦 УКРАИНСКИЙ ЯЗЫК 🇵🇱 JĘZYK POLSKI 🇬🇧 ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ATTENTION: If you’re Ukrainian and have arrived in Poland as a refugee after 24 February 2022, please click here for relevant information on reproductive healthcare in Poland. As a woman applying for international protection in Poland you have the right to the protection of reproductive health and associated medical services. Reproductive health means that you can decide if you want to have children and that you have the freedom to decide how many, as well READ MORE
Poland remains the country with the highest number of refugees arriving from Ukraine, with over 2,5 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border. According to Warsaw’s mayor, Rafał Trzaskowski, the city is one of the main communication hubs for Ukrainians, with over 320 000 people reaching Warsaw since the start of the war. Trzaskowski also claims that the capital now serves as a new home to over 200 000 thousand Ukrainians – over 10% of the city’s READ MORE
The new WHO Abortion Care Guideline is out. The new guideline updates the WHO’s last version issued in 2012. Drawing on the latest scientific evidence and data, the guideline provides recommendations on abortion law and policy approaches, clinical management, and service delivery for states and health systems to follow.
16 September 2021 — The Council of Europe Expert Group on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) published its first baseline evaluation report on Poland. The report contains a comprehensive analysis of the implementation of the provisions of the Istanbul Convention by Poland. As regards SRHR, some of the GREVIO recommendations to the Polish government take account of the suggestions that the Federation proposed in its alternative report submitted to GREVIO. FEDERA READ MORE
26 August 2021 — The 88th session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child will be held this September during which Poland is to report on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Federation for Women and Family Planning submitted a report to the Committee presenting Poland’s numerous deficiencies in fulfilling its obligations under the Convention as regards ensuring access to sexual and reproductive health services, including READ MORE
July 16 Work of the Federation for Women and Family Planning Decriminalisation of abortion campaign – sign a petition Federation continues its campaign aiming at decriminalising abortion in Poland. Please support our action and sign the petition asking Polish MPs to proceed with the so-called Rescue Bill tabled at the Parliament by the Left party. The Rescue Bill removes criminal liability for physicians who perform abortions in case of fetal impairment and for those assisting READ MORE
Human Rights Council47th regular session of the Human Rights Council21 June 2021 – 13 July 2021ID with WG on discrimination against women – report on Women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health rights in crisis I make this statement on behalf of the Federation for Women and Family Planning from Poland.We welcome the Working Group’s reports on SRHR in crisis, on its visit to Romania, and its continuous monitoring of the SRHR crisis in Poland READ MORE
REPORT on the situation of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the EU, in the frame of women’s health.