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Aya Contigo arrives in the United States to expand access to safe abortion and sexual health journeys

Updated: Apr 19

In most parts of the United States, millions of women are denied the right to abortion. In response to the growing need to support pregnant people marginalized by these restrictions, Vitala Global launched its Spanish first bilingual app - Aya Contigo - in the country. Aya Contigo supports people through a safe abortion with pills and contraception decision-making to with reliable information, resources, and care.

The date chosen was September 28, which has a double meaning: it is the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion and it is also the International Day for Universal Access to Information. We chose this day to honor the incredible green wave movement across Latin America and the wins they have achieved for reproductive rights through their feminist activism and community-led holistic accompaniment model for safe abortion care in restrictive countries.

After the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the United States on June 2022, the laws that went into effect in 14 states made it impossible to access safe and legal abortion. According to the Guttmacher Institute, in 2022 alone, regional legislators introduced 563 proposals to restrict abortion and 50 of them became law the same year. As a result, an estimated 22 million women of reproductive age - nearly 1 in 3 - live in states where abortion is unavailable or highly restricted. Aya Contigo has been designed for this population. This digital accompaniment tool has an up-to-date resource section, where individuals can find options for abortion pills, clinics, funding, help with logistics if they need to travel out of state, and emotional support during the process, no matter where they are in the country.

You can visit Aya Contigo's page in this link and download the app for Android and iOS.

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