31 Jan WHO launches new guideline to help health-care workers ensure safe medical abortion care
Posted at 10:17h in General
When women and girls can access effective contraception and safe abortion services, they are better able to safeguard their health and well-being.
Abortions are safe if they are done with a WHO-recommended method that is appropriate to the pregnancy duration, and if the person providing or supporting the abortion is trained. Such abortions can be done either as a simple outpatient procedure, using vacuum aspiration, or by using medical abortion, the use of pharmacological drugs to terminate pregnancy.