Topic: Training

A practical guide for partnering with police to improve abortion access

This guide is a resource for advocates, trainers, project managers and technical advisors who design programs and workshops to engage police on abortion issues. Drawing on the work of Ipas and other organizations, it offers practical strategies for partnering with police to address stigmatized issues and promote public health, with a specific focus on abortion. It can be used both in settings where abortion is legal and accessible and in settings where it is highly restricted.

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Youth act for safe abortion: A training guide for future health professionals

This guide is a resource for future health professionals who want to learn about and engage in abortion issues. Abortion is a critical but often neglected area of women’s rights, women’s health and health science education. The guide was developed for health sciences students—including students in medicine, nursing, midwifery, pharmacology, public health and other related fields—and can be adapted for other audiences too.

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Providers as advocates for safe abortion care: A training manual

Organized in four parts, this training manual aims to foster an advocacy perspective in health-care providers who are involved in delivering abortion and/or postabortion care. The manual will help providers recognize their personal power as advocates and identify different circumstances and means to advocate for comprehensive abortion care to the full limits of the law.

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Dilatation & Evacuation (D&E) Reference Guide: Induced abortion and postabortion care at or after 13 weeks gestation (‘second trimester’)

This reference guide provides information and recommendations based on evidence for dilatation and evacuation (D&E), a form of abortion that utilizes a combination of specialized forceps and vacuum aspiration to evacuate the uterus at or after 13 weeks gestation, for women who need either induced abortion, treatment of incomplete abortion or postabortion care.

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Medical Abortion Reference Guide: Induced abortion and postabortion care at or after 13 weeks gestation (‘second trimester’)

This reference guide provides information and recommendations based on evidence for medical abortion at or after 13 weeks gestation, sometimes called induction abortion or termination in the second trimester, using misoprostol-based regimens (mifepristone plus misoprostol or misoprostol only) for women who need either induced abortion, treatment of incomplete abortion or postabortion care.

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IpasU

IpasUniversity, or IpasU, is your gateway to learning about safe abortion and postabortion care. Courses in English and Spanish are designed for clinicians and other professionals who work in reproductive health programming.

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Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health

Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health is specially designed to provide concise, easy-to-read information about a wide spectrum of topics related to abortion care. Our team of experts combines the latest evidence with lessons learned in collaboration with health professionals globally to produce broadly relevant and useful clinical recommendations.

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Roots of Change: Facilitation guide

Other Languages This guide is intended for advocates interested in supporting expanded access to safe abortion care in their countries. It will help you and your colleagues develop a strategy that considers the unique...

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Training curriculum for abortion at or after 13 weeks

Medical abortion at or after 13 weeks gestation (‘second trimester’) and Postabortion care at or after 13 weeks gestation (‘second trimester’) each provide up-to-date clinical information, activities and learning materials for trainers.

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La Base du Changement : Guide de facilitation

Ce guide de facilitation accompagne La base du changement : Un guide par étape sur le plaidoyer pour l’accès à l’avortement sécurisé qu’Ipas a publié en 2018. Le guide sur le plaidoyer, La base du changement, a été élaboré pour apporter de l’aide aux défenseurs nationaux qui souhaitent s’impliquer directement dans le plaidoyer en faveur d’un accès plus étendu aux soins d’avortement sécurisé dans leur pays.

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Medical Abortion Toolkit

A set of guides and related resources providing up-to-date clinical information, activities and learning materials for trainers to use in helping health-care workers acquire the appropriate knowledge, attitudes and practical skills they need to provide first-trimester medical abortion.

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