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Abortion self-care: Values clarification for action and transformation workshop facilitator’s guide

Research and evidence show that people can safely and effectively self-manage medical abortion, also called abortion with pills, when they have accurate information. Abortion self-care (ASC) is abortion with pills without the necessity of a prescription. With ASC, a pregnant person manages as much of the process as they want on their own, with or without the involvement of a health-care provider.

Ipas created this facilitator’s guide for use with providers, health systems and communities to expand access to supportive, stigma-free abortion care. It is designed to be a flexible resource that can serve training needs for a variety of audiences and settings. It is not a structured curriculum, but rather a collection of activities and materials that can be used individually or in combination, based on the timing and agenda of individual workshops as needed.

In this facilitator’s guide:

VCAT activities

Group Agreements

Cross the Line

Comfort Continuum

Reasons Why

Four Corners

Talking About Abortion Self-Care

Personal Beliefs vs. Professional Responsibilities

Closing Reflections

Workshop evaluation tools

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Authors: Ipas
Year: 2022

About Us

We work with partners around the world to advance reproductive justice by expanding access to abortion and contraception.

Our Work

The global movement for legal, accessible abortion is growing. Our staff and partners in countries as diverse as Bolivia, Malawi and India are working to ensure all people can access high-quality abortion care.

Where We Work

The global movement for legal, accessible abortion is growing. Our staff and partners in countries as diverse as Bolivia, Malawi and India are working to ensure all people can access high-quality abortion care.

Resources

Our materials are designed to help reproductive health advocates and professionals expand access to high-quality abortion care.

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