Topic: Medical Abortion (MA)

Autocuidados de Aborto: Clarificação de Valores para Acção e Transformação. Guião do Facilitador de Workshop

Pesquisas e evidências mostram que as mulheres podem se auto-administrar, com segurança e eficácia, o aborto medicamentoso, também chamado de aborto com pílulas, quando têm informações precisas. O autocuidado de aborto (ASC) é o aborto com pílulas sem a necessidade de uma receita médica. Com ASC, a mulher administra sozinha o máximo possível do processo como bem quiser, com ou sem o envolvimento de um profissional de saúde.

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Autogestion de l’avortement : Clarification des valeurs pour l’action et la transformation

Les recherches et les données montrent qu’il est possible de gérer un avortement médicamenteux, également appelé avortement par comprimés, en autonomie de manière sûre et efficace lorsque des informations précises sont à disposition. L’autogestion de l’avortement (AGA) consiste à avorter avec des comprimés sans ordonnance. Avec l’AGA, la personne enceinte gère elle-même une grande partie du processus, avec ou sans l’intervention d’un prestataire de santé.

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Autogestión del aborto: guía de facilitación de talleres de aclaración de valores para transformación y acción

Las investigaciones y evidencias muestran que las mujeres pueden autogestionar el aborto con medicamentos, también llamado aborto con pastillas, de manera segura y eficaz cuando tienen información veraz. Autogestión del aborto es aborto con pastillas sin la necesidad de una receta médica. La persona embarazada maneja el proceso por sí misma en la medida que desee, con o sin la asistencia de un/a prestador/a de servicios de salud.

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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.

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Abortion Care Videos

A set of abortion care videos designed to better train health care providers to improve their abortion care and help women safely self-manage their abortion using pills. There are 11 videos for health workers and 3 videos for women. These videos were filmed in facilities in Africa and Asia and are consistent with the latest WHO and Ipas clinical guidance.

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Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on Access to Safe Abortion in Nigeria

Sexual and reproductive health care is often neglected or difficult to access during a crisis, and this can in turn drive more people to seek unsafe abortions that risk their health and lives. For these reasons, Ipas Nigeria conducted a study to understand the impact of Nigeria’s COVID-19 lockdowns on access to safe abortion. Overall, study findings show that the lockdowns exacerbated the pandemic’s impact on women’s access to safe abortion services.

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The Potential of Self-Managed Abortion to Expand Abortion Access in Humanitarian Contexts

Refugees and displaced people face uniquely challenging barriers to abortion access, including the collapse of health systems, statelessness, and a lack of prioritization of sexual and reproductive health services by humanitarian agencies. In this commentary published in Frontiers in Global Women’s Health, the authors summarize the evidence around abortion access in humanitarian contexts, and highlight the opportunities for interventions that could increase knowledge and support around self-managed abortion.

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How to buy abortion pills that are safe and effective

Abortion with pills is a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy, but you must use the right medications. There are many counterfeit and poor-quality abortion pills available. Here are 10 common questions and answers to help you find the right pills.

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Medication Abortion Self-Care: A guide for community accompaniment to support women

This guide includes basic information on medication abortion (abortion with pills) and was developed to help community members trained in accompaniment to support women with safe options in their abortion care. The term “accompaniment” refers to any support offered a woman during her entire experience of considering, seeking and engaging in abortion self-care.

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Medical Abortion (MA) Supply Guidance Tool

The Ipas MA Supply Guidance Tool is a simple supply management tool that can be successfully used in service delivery settings that use misoprostol for postabortion care (PAC) as well as in settings where both misoprostol for PAC and induced abortion are available. This tool will enable you to quickly and easily calculate your facility’s average monthly consumption of misoprostol (and mifepristone, depending on your setting) and recommended minimum and maximum inventory levels. This tool was developed by Ipas.

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Guidance proposée par Ipas concernant les fournitures requises pour l’avortement médicamenteux

La Guidance proposée par Ipas concernant les fournitures requises pour l’avortement médicamenteux constitue un outil de gestion des fournitures simple d’emploi pouvant être utilisé par les centres de fourniture de services qui utilisent le misoprostol dans le cadre des soins après avortement, ainsi que par les centres qui proposent le misoprostol à la fois dans le cadre des soins après avortement et pour des avortements provoqués. Cet outil permet de calculer rapidement et aisément la consommation moyenne mensuelle de misoprostol (et, le cas échéant, de mifépristone) de votre institution, ainsi que les stocks minimal et maximal recommandés. Cet outil a été développé par Ipas.

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Guía de Ipas para la gestión de insumos de aborto con medicamentos (AM)

La Guía de Ipas para la gestión de insumos de AM es una herramienta sencilla para la gestión de insumos, de gran utilidad en ámbitos de prestación de servicios donde se emplea el misoprostol para la atención postaborto (APA), así como en ámbitos donde se ofrecen tanto misoprostol para la APA como servicios de aborto inducido. Esta herramienta le permitirá calcular rápida y fácilmente el consumo mensual promedio de misoprostol (y mifepristona, dependiendo de su establecimiento) en su unidad de salud, así como los niveles mínimo y máximo de inventario recomendados. Esta herramienta fue elaborada por Ipas.

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Orientação para Gestão de Suprimentos de Aborto Medicamentoso (AM)

A Ferramenta de Orientação para Gestão de Suprimentos de AM do Ipas é uma ferramenta de gestão de suprimentos simples que pode ser usada com sucesso nos locais de prestação de serviços que usam misoprostol para serviços de assistência pós-aborto (APA), bem como nos locais onde misoprostol é usado para APA e para aborto induzido. Esta ferramenta ajudar-lhe-á a calcular de forma rápida e fácil o consumo médio mensal de misoprostol da sua unidade sanitária (incluindo mifepristona, dependendo do seu contexto) e os níveis mínimos e máximos de inventário recomendados. Esta ferramenta foi desenvolvida pelo Ipas.

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