News and Resources about Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA)

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ipas partners with DKT International to expand access to safe abortion in 100+ countries

Ipas and DKT International announced this month an exclusive partnership in which the Ipas Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) technology will be licensed to DKT for global distribution, furthering their joint mission of providing safe and ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Steps for performing manual vacuum aspiration using the Ipas MVA Plus® and EasyGrip® cannulae

This illustrated wallchart presents a clear, easy-to-read, 10-step guide to performing uterine evacuation using the Ipas MVA Plus® and Ipas EasyGrip® cannulae. More »

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Processing Ipas MVA Plus® Aspirators and Ipas EasyGrip® Cannulae (For international use)

This wallchart outlines the steps for correctly processing and cleaning the Ipas MVA Plus and Ipas EasyGrip cannulae. 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 »

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 »

Friday, February 1, 2013

WHO safe abortion guidance: Updates and recommendations

Ipas recommendations on the new WHO safe abortion guidance. More »

Monday, March 21, 2011

Evaluation of nurse providers of comprehensive abortion care (CAC) using manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) in Nepal

In Nepal, though maternal mortality has decreased in the last decade, unsafe abortion still contributes 7 percent of deaths. A key strategy for improving access to abortion services, especially in rural areas, is to train midlevel ... 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 »

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Uterine evacuation with manual vacuum aspiration (MVA): A training manual for conducting short courses

This manual, which is specific to manual vacuum aspiration, will serve as a guide for MVA training facilitators to provide three standard courses — each with different objectives, prerequisites and course lengths, based on the ... More »

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Woman centered comprehensive abortion care: Facilitator's guide for nursing staff

Ipas's Facilitator's Guide for Nursing Staff can be used to train nurses and auxiliary nurse midwives who are involved in any facet of delivering comprehensive abortion services. The guide covers a range of abortion care components ... More »

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Abortion care improvements in Tigray, Ethiopia: Using the Safe Abortion Care (SAC) approach to monitor the availability, utilization, and quality of services

To reduce the tragic consequences of unsafe abortion, the Ethiopian law on abortion was changed in 2005 to allow access to safely induced abortion for a set of indications including rape, incest, fetal deformity, physical or mental ... 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 »

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ipas U.S. start-up kit for integrating manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) for early pregnancy loss into women's reproductive health-care services

The Ipas U.S. Start-up Kit provides up-to-date guidance, tips, checklists, resources and sample medical protocols for incorporating MVA into women’s reproductive health-care services. More »

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Training tips for using pelvic models in manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) clinical training

This tip sheet provides basic information on the use of pelvic models for competency-based MVA training. Trainers should refer to the Ipas training curricula (see resources) for in-depth training information; this guidance can also be ... More »

Monday, September 28, 2009

Ipas MVA Calculator [CD]

The MVA Calculator combines the John Snow, Inc. methodology with your facility’s caseload and resupply information to project your manual vacuum aspirator (MVA) needs. The MVA Calculator estimates active inventory (the number of MVA ... More »

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Training resources for second-trimester abortion (CD), second edition

Morbidity and mortality associated with second-trimester abortion still remain unacceptably high in many countries where access to safe second-trimester abortion is limited. This training package provides instructions and materials for ... More »

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Not Yet Rain [film]

Not Yet Rain, a short film by Lisa Russell, produced in association with Ipas, explores abortion in Ethiopia through the voices of women who have faced the challenge of finding safe care. Through their stories, we see the important role ... More »

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