Comprehensive Abortion Care

Ipas’s woman-centered comprehensive abortion care approach takes into account the various factors that influence a woman’s individual health needs—both physical and mental—as well as her personal circumstances and her ability to access services.

We believe that comprehensive abortion care programs should:

  • Provide safe, high-quality services, including abortion, postabortion care and family planning;
  • Decentralize services so they are closer to women;
  • Be affordable and acceptable to women;
  • Address the needs of women in the second trimester of pregnancy (at or after 13 weeks gestation) by providing services or referring;
  • Understand each woman’s particular social circumstances and individual needs and tailor her care accordingly;
  • Address the needs of young women;
  • Reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and abortions;
  • Identify and serve women with other sexual or reproductive health needs;
  • Be affordable and sustainable to health systems.