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Research into abortion experiences of lesbian and bisexual women and trans men in Bolivia

SAAF grantee partner Manodiversa has carried out research in Bolivia to investigate the reproductive experiences of lesbian and bisexual women, trans men and non-binary people.

Interviewing members of the LGBT+ community they found that many people were forced to conceal pregnancies, or did not have the information or support to access safe abortion care.

“In the context of the pandemic, quarantines, job losses, and poverty, many trans men had to return to their parents, even having to reverse their name change and gender expression, living in a context in which they did not even dare to seek an abortion.”

Yawar Castellón