Resources

Medical management of abortion

World Health Organization’s 2019 guidelines on medical management of abortion:

MAMA Manifesto

MAMA understands that abortion pills create a universal opportunity for safe abortion regardless of how abortion is regulated by national laws. By providing women with accurate information about abortion with pills, activists challenge restrictive laws’ legitimacy, contribute to dismantle abortion stigma and shame, foster women’s empowerment and respect women’s autonomy. (Extract)

Contextualizing medication abortion in seven African nations: A literature review

Contextualizing medication abortion in seven African nations: A literature review

We conducted a comprehensive literature review on abortion in seven African countries to synthesize and analyze the landscape of abortion-related scientific knowledge, with the aim of informing abortion-access related research and programs in the region.

English: Contextualizing medication abortion in seven African nations

Safe abortion with Mifepristone and Misoprostol

MAMA information materials for community distribution of protocols for medical abortion using Mifepristone and Misoprostol during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy.

Safe abortion with Misoprostol

MAMA information materials for community distribution of protocols for medical abortion using Misoprostol during the first 9 weeks of pregnancy.

Speaking about self-managed abortion with pills. A practical guide

Guide on sharing information on abortion through a variety of media and contexts. Support on how to overcome challenges in speaking about self-managing abortion, by emphasizing the empowering and live saving potential of information about medical abortion.

Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems

WHO 2012 recommendations about safe abortion care, including latest evidence updates for medical abortion protocols, guidance on how to establish and strengthen services, and, information about legal and human rights aspects of providing safe abortion care.

Health worker roles in providing safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception

WHO 2015 recommendations about expanding the roles of health workers, including trained community or lay health workers in the provision of safe abortion care, post-abortion care and post-abortion contraception provision.