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Comprehensive Abortion Care (Best Practice Paper No. 2)

Published: 24/06/2015

Comprehensive Abortion Care (Best Practice Paper No. 2) (PDF 231kb)

This Best Practice Paper sets out the essential elements of a high-quality abortion care service including comprehensive post-abortion care and contraception.

Leading Safe Choices logoAbortion is not a complex procedure and safe abortion should be and can be available and accessible for all women, to the full extent that the law allows.

Made possible by the RCOG Leading Safe Choices initiative, this Best Practice Paper is designed to be used on a daily basis by healthcare workers who are responsible for pre-abortion counselling and assessment, and abortion and post-abortion care services including post-abortion contraception, thereby ensuring that the most effective and the safest services are delivered.