Izhevsk. Udmurtia. In Udmurtia, compared to 2019, the number of abortions decreased by 16%. The results of the Let's Save Life project were summed up by Olga Avdeeva, Ombudsman for the Rights of the Child in Udmurtia, the press service of the head and government of the region reports.
The counting was carried out for 9 months. Since January, 1,665 women have applied to the offices of medical and social assistance of antenatal clinics, 189 of whom have refused artificial termination of pregnancy. All mothers received consultations for up to 12 weeks.
“The essence of the Let's Save Life project is to unite the efforts of all interested departments and public organizations, the Izhevsk and Udmurt Dioceses in a noble cause - a woman's reproductive choice in favor of saving a child,” Olga Avdeeva said. According to her, a woman in such a situation needs not only medical, but psychological and legal support.
Psychologists, lawyers, social workers, including those from the Izhevsk and Udmurt dioceses, work in the help offices today.
“When a woman is diagnosed with an unplanned pregnancy, it seems to her that she is left alone with this problem. This is one of the main reasons, which is indicated on the questionnaire before the procedure. In fact, she has support in the face of her family, medical workers and the state,”said Elena Sakhabutdinova, head of the Perinatal Center“First Republican Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Health of the UR”.
Within the framework of the project, presentations were developed for working with the public, thematic webinars for social networks, and printed materials were published.
As a reminder, the Let's Save Life project has been implemented since 2019 with the participation of Anna Kuznetsova, Commissioner for Children's Rights under the President of Russia.