Contraception, safe abortion, and the Zika response

Ann M. Starrs, Guttmacher Institute Kelly Blanchard, Ibis Reproductive Health
The time is now. Will you stand up for reproductive health and rights?

First published on The Lancet:

| DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31010-3

We agree with The Lancet Editorial (Feb 11, p 573)1 that bolder leadership is needed to address the Zika virus epidemic and support individuals and families affected by the disease, however, the Editorial missed a crucial element of such leadership: ensuring that comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care, including safe abortion, is part of the Zika response.