Menstrual regulation is a legal “last resort” method of family planning used in Bangladesh. While the procedure is legal it is still considered highly taboo in Islamic culture. While family planning centers and health clinics are legally bound to providing the service few actually do, while others do not have the proper equipment, training, or after-care supplies available.
I traveled to rural Bangladesh with IPPF to photograph and write about one of their latest projects working towards destigmatizing the procedure while also providing training and supplies for post-procedural care.
Photo and stories available here.