WebLibrary on abortion

Introduction

This WebLibrary on abortion has been assembled by the ESC Expert Group on Abortion. It is intended for general interest for those working in sexual and reproductive health and not as information for abortion care specialists. Abortion providers should follow the links to the dedicated sites. All materials are intended for healthcare professionals and those in a support role for health services, although they are open access and it is understood that the public may view them. Patient information has been included, mainly so that health professionals can see examples of good, clear material but also so that they may pick up tips about what sort of language to use in consultations.

An emphasis has been put on materials that can be accessed over the internet. A few important publications that are only available in hard copy are however included. A wide selection of  formats is listed to suit all learning styles and to illustrate the range of multimedia material that is available.

A decision was made by the Expert Group to have a cut-off at 2010 (excluding all material produced prior to this year) to ensure that materials are reasonably up to date. The cut-off year will be reviewed as time goes by. Although English is the language of the ESC, we have allowed some material in French because of the long tradition of Francophone sessions in our Congresses. The Expert Group accepts that the material is biased towards English-speaking countries.

The Expert Group is happy to receive suggestions or comments about the WebLibrary: please send them to Nancy Habils at the ESC Office (nancy.habils@escrh.eu).

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A Constructivist Vision of the First-Trimester Abortion Experience

Rowlands S., Wale J.

How might the abortion experience look in a world without the existing regulatory constraints? This paper critically assesses the evidence about how a high-quality abortion experience might be achieved in the first trimester.

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Abortion care. 2012.

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Patient information leaflet

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Abortion care. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014 (purchase only)

Rowlands S (ed)

Textbook on abortion

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Abortion providers worldwide

FIAPAC

List of abortion providers

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Abortion. 2018.

FPA UK

Patient information leaflet

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Best practice in comprehensive abortion care, 2015.

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Global best practice on abortion

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British Society of Abortion Care Providers

British Society of Abortion Care Providers

Webinars available to members of BSACP

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Clinical policy guidelines for abortion care, 2018.

National Abortion Federation

US guideline on abortion

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Clinical practice handbook for safe abortion, 2014.

World Health Organization

WHO Handbook on safe abortion

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Commentary: No-test medication abortion: A sample protocol for increasing access during a pandemic and beyond

Raymond EG et al.

To assist abortion providers with the current crisis, we present a sample protocol for providing a “no-test” MA that includes recommendations for patient selection, Rh status evaluation and management, the treatment regimen, and follow-up.

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