Research Projects

Menstrual Regulation, Abortion and Post-Abortion Care among the Rohingyas in Bangladesh
Humanitarian Hub
Year: 2021 - 2024
Organaisation: BRAC JPGSPH
Menstruation Abortion Srhr Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights Rohingya Bangladesh Maternal Care

Under this project, researchers are investigating MR, abortion, and PAC services in Cox's Bazar refugee camps. Examining ever-married community members' awareness, preferences, stigma impact, and health literacy on abortion-related behavior, while considering community leaders' and men's roles in unintended pregnancy management.

PI: Professor Kaosar Afsana, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University


Other researcher:

- Atiya Rahman, Assistant Scientist, BRAC JPGSPH;

- Dr. Pragna Paramita Mondal, Research Associate, BRAC JPGSPH;
- Tasnima Haque Mim, Research Assistant, BRAC JPGSPH

Objective:- To understand the provision of MR, abortion and PAC services in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps

- To explore ever-married community members’ knowledge and use of MR, abortion and PAC services through both formal and informal sources, and better understand the role of preferences, stigma and health literacy on women’s abortion-related behavior; and
- To contextualize these experiences within the community through understanding the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of community leaders and men related to the management of unintended pregnancies

Methodology: Mixed method

Donor: Guttmacher Institute 

Partner: Guttmacher Institute, BAPSA