News and Resources about Medical Abortion

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Promising new evidence on the safe use of medical abortion by women and health volunteers

Can women accurately self-assess their eligibility for medical abortion? New research from Nepal indicates that, with some simple guidance, they can—a finding with broad implications for the growing question of how much medical ... More »

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Could women safely buy and use abortion pills without ever seeing a health provider?

A new article by researchers from Ipas and Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), lays out a regulatory pathway for medical abortion to be made available without a ... More »

Friday, March 3, 2017

Ipas issues 2017 updates to clinical abortion recommendations

Ipas’s annual release of Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health continues to offer the most up-to-date, evidence-based clinical recommendations on comprehensive abortion care in English and Spanish (and French coming soon), with new ... More »

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mifepristone restrictions in U.S. and around the world harm women

The overregulation of mifepristone in the United States is not only medically unnecessary, but also harmful to women seeking medical abortion, asserts a commentary published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine. In the ... More »

Friday, February 3, 2017

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, June 7, 2016

Study explores use of mobile technology to help women self-assess their eligibility for early medical abortion

New research from South Africa suggests that women can use mobile devices, such as phones or tablets, to accurately assess their eligibility for medical abortion via an online gestational age calculator. Findings from the Ipas-funded ... More »

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Ipas Nigeria Misoprostol Regimen and Guidance Factsheet

This factsheet, developed for postabortion care providers in Nigeria, is a helpful resource for any provider who performs postabortion care in settings where abortion is legally restricted and misoprostol-only regimens are used because ... More »

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Ipas Nigeria Misoprostol Regimen and Guidance Card

This pocket-sized card, developed for postabortion care providers in Nigeria, is a helpful resource for any provider who performs postabortion care in settings where abortion is legally restricted and misoprostol-only regimens are used ... More »

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ipas Global Impact

This four-page fact sheet describes the positive impact of Ipas’s global work to enhance women’s reproductive rights and their ability to prevent unintended pregnancy and to obtain safe abortion care. It outlines Ipas’s ... More »

Monday, December 1, 2014

Annual Report 2014

Ipas’s mission to reduce deaths and injuries from unsafe abortion and to increase women’s ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights is comprehensive. This report provides a snapshot of the breadth of Ipas efforts, ... More »

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Saving and enhancing women’s lives

This brochure describes the impact Ipas has made on saving and enhancing women's lives over 40 years. More »

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Safe and Effective Provision of Abortion Care by Midlevel Providers

Two-page fact sheet outlining the evidence showing that midlevel providers—such as midwives, nurse practitioners and clinical officers—can provide first-trimester vacuum aspiration and medical abortions as safely and effectively as physicians. More »

Friday, April 11, 2014

Supporting women during medical abortion (full version with subtitles)

This video documents the successful accompaniment network model developed by Mexican NGO Las Libres to support women in the restrictive State of Guanajuato through the process of medical abortion. Women share their own stories of how ... More »

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Out of the fire of anger: A women’s center in Tanzania opens a pharmacy to bring misoprostol to rural communities

When the staff of the Women’s Promotion Center (WPC) in Tanzania’s rural Kigoma Region realized women were suffering and dying unnecessarily from unsafe abortion—and that misoprostol could provide an option for safe ... More »

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Harm reduction: A novel approach to addressing unsafe abortion

Most people associate the public health model called harm reduction with the innovative clean needle exchange programs started in the 1980s to curb HIV infection among intravenous drug users. Since then, however, harm reduction has become ... More »

Friday, November 1, 2013

Misoprostol-only Gestational Dating Wheels

Tool for assessing gestational age for medical abortion. More »

Friday, November 1, 2013

Mifepristone/Misoprostol Gestational Dating Wheels

Tool for assessing gestational age for medical abortion. More »

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Protocols for medical abortion [dosage card]

This dosage card serves as a quick reference guide for health-care providers who are administering medical abortion. It includes the regimen for mifepristone and misoprostol for abortion up to nine weeks, as well as 9-13 weeks. More »

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Woman-Centered, Comprehensive Abortion Care Reference Manual, Second Edition

This manual provides guidance to health-care personnel on improving the quality of care available to women seeking uterine evacuation services. It has been updated to be consistent with the World Health Organization’s Safe Abortion: ... More »

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