Unplanned Pregnancies

Medical/Surgical & Post-Abortion Care

This updated guidance provides policy-makers, programme managers and health-service providers with the latest evidence-based guidance on clinical care. It also includes information on how to establish and strengthen services, and outlines a human-rights-based approach to laws and policies on safe, comprehensive abortion care.

This second edition (published 2012) of Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems reflects changes in methods of abortion and related care, service delivery as it applies to the availability and use of new methods, and information on human rights and how they relate to policy-making and legislation related to abortion. It also includes the latest data on the scale of the problem of unsafe abortion.

Click here to download the report, or the below image to go to the WHO website and download its chapters.

Best-practice summaries:
Page 12 – 15: Medical and Surgical Abortion
Page 16 – 17: Post Abortion Care

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