News and Resources about Postabortion Care

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health

Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health (CURHs) are designed to provide Ipas staff, trainers, partners and other health-care providers with access to up-to-date, evidence-based recommendations. In general, the recommendations are the same ... More »

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Induced Abortion and Postabortion Care in Ethiopia

This fact sheet synthesizes data from two national studies on abortion incidence and morbidity in Ethiopia, both published in January 2016 International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health: “The estimated incidence of ... More »

Monday, November 28, 2016

From D&C to vacuum aspiration and misoprostol: Ensuring quality and appropriate use of technology for postabortion care in Myanmar

This technical brief describes Ipas’s work with the Myanmar Department of Public Health to update its national postabortion care guidelines to reflect WHO recommendations regarding uterine evacuation technologies. For the first time, ... More »

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Ipas in Myanmar: Reducing unsafe abortion, improving care, saving lives

With the goal of reducing deaths and injuries from unsafe abortion, Ipas works in collaboration with Myanmar’s Ministry of Health (MOH) and Department of Public Health (DOPH) to improve the quality of postabortion care available to ... More »

Monday, April 21, 2014

Woman-Centered, Comprehensive Abortion Care Trainer’s Manual, Second Edition

This manual is a resource for trainers who lead training courses for health-care workers delivering all elements of woman-centered, comprehensive abortion care, including postabortion care. It contains all of the instructions and materials ... More »

Friday, February 14, 2014

Woman-centered postabortion care: Reference manual, Second Edition

This manual is designed to prepare health-care workers to provide women with high-quality postabortion care services.  It is useful for a broad audience—including clinicians, trainers, program managers and outreach workers. It ... More »

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Lessons learned from integration of postabortion care, menstrual regulation, and family planning services in Bangladesh

Lessons learned from integration of postabortion care, menstrual regulation, and family planning services in Bangladesh. This study recommended working toward improved post-procedure contraception delivery and evidence-based appropriate ... More »

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ipas Brief (April 2013)

In Nigeria prior to 2009, complications from incomplete abortion were widespread and more treatment options were necessary in order to reach all women in need. Misoprostol would be a valuable addition to the treatment options in Nigeria, ... More »

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Ipas: Saving women’s lives

This brochure provides an introduction to Ipas and its work. It discusses the reality of unsafe abortion, what Ipas does, where Ipas works and what others can do to help combat this problem. More »

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Advocacy for access to safe legal abortion: Similarities in the impact of abortion's illegality on women's health and health care in Pernambuco, Bahia, Paraíba, Mato Grosso do Sul e Rio de Janeiro

This document gives a summary analysis of primary and secondary data documenting unsafe abortion and the impact of the criminalization of abortion on women's lives and health and on health services in 5 Brazilian states: Mato Grosso do ... More »

Friday, June 3, 2011

Misoprostol use in postabortion care: A service delivery toolkit

This toolkit is designed to help district or national-level clinicians, facility managers or program managers initiate the use of misoprostol as a medical treatment for incomplete abortion or integrate misoprostol into existing ... More »

Friday, July 2, 2010

Offering misoprostol as an alternative to manual vacuum aspiration for treatment of incomplete abortion in Nigeria – Lessons from a multi-site introduction

This report demonstrates the results of a study conducted by Ipas Nigeria and the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria in 2009. The purpose of the research was to to evaluate the introduction of misoprostol for the ... More »

Thursday, July 1, 2010

An evaluation of interventions to introduce misoprostol for postabortion care in Kenya

Although manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) is effective and widely available in Kenya’s public health facilities for uterine evacuation in incomplete abortion, the need for alternative methods in order to increase choices and expand access ... More »

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

IpasUniversity course catalog

This brochure demonstrates the offerings of IpasUniversity. IpasUniversity offers free, online, on-demand courses for reproductive health professionals, with a focus on safe abortion care and postabortion care. More »

Thursday, April 1, 2010

In brief: Facts on unintended pregnancy and abortion in Ethiopia

This factsheet, co-authored by the Guttmacher Institute and Ipas, delivers information regarding unintended pregnancy and abortion in Ethiopia, including facts about abortion incidence, postabortion care, consequences of unsafe abortion ... More »

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Creating a healthy future for Nigerian women

Nigeria has the largest population in sub-Saharan Africa. It also has one of the world’s highest maternal mortality ratios, between 800 and 1,100 deaths per 100,000 live births. For the vast majority of Nigerian women, critical ... More »

Friday, September 4, 2009

Misoprostol and medical abortion in Africa

In sub-Saharan Africa, estimates for maternal mortality reach 920 deaths — mostly caused by postpartum hemorrhage — per 100,000 live births. This four-page brochure describes how the medicine misoprostol, a proven yet underutilized ... More »

Monday, August 10, 2009

Exploring the pathways of unsafe abortion: A prospective study of abortion clients in selected hospitals of Madhya Pradesh, India.

The Government of Madhya Pradesh collaborated with Ipas to conduct a study titled Exploring the Pathways of Unsafe Abortion: A Prospective Study of Abortion Clients in Selected Hospitals of Madhya Pradesh, India. The study, launched in 10 ... More »

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Providers as advocates for safe abortion care: A training manual

Organized in four parts, this training manual aims to foster an advocacy perspective in health-care providers who are involved in delivering abortion and/or postabortion care. The manual will help providers recognize their personal power ... More »

Monday, February 23, 2009

Manual vacuum aspiration for uterine evacuation: Pain management

Reducing the physical pain and anxiety experienced by women undergoing uterine evacuation is an essential part of treatment with MVA. The second edition of this publication addresses the types and origins of discomfort that women may ... More »

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