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 as those in the World Health Organization's 2012 Safe Abortion: Technical and Policy Guidance for Health Systems, Second edition. In rare cases, the recommendations have been modified due to the settings where we work. In addition, if there is more current evidence to inform the recommendations, they will be updated here. Please note: Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health provides Ipas’s most up-to-date clinical guidance. Recommendations in this publication supersede any clinical guidance in Ipas curricula that differs from the guidance provided here.

Related tools and resources

We regularly update our clinical tools and job aids with evidence and recommendations from the Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health. All are available for download here:

Year: 2019

Authors: Ipas

Languages: English

Regions: Global


Topics: Cervical Preparation,Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC),Contraception,Dilatation & Evacuation (D&E),First Trimester,Medical Abortion (MA),Mifepristone,Misoprostol,Pain Management,Postabortion Care (PAC),Second Trimester,Ultrasound

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