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Unsure About Your Pregnancy? A Guide to Making the Right Decision for You

English (PDF file)
Spanish (PDF file)

Written by counseling expert Terry Beresford to aid both teens and adults who find it hard to make a decision about an unplanned pregnancy.

Making Your Choice: A Woman’s Guide to Medical Abortion

NAF’s patient education resource describes what to expect during a medical abortion and outlines the similarities and differences between medical and surgical abortion. Brochures are available in six languages.

NAF’s Notice of Privacy Practices

Information (PDF file, 25K) about how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.

Clinical Policy Guidelines

NAF’s Clinical Policy Guidelines (CPGs) serve as a convenient and readily usable set of systematically developed evidence-based standards that assist practitioners in their efforts to provide quality, patient-centered abortion care.

Guidelines Relating to Fetal Tissue Donation

Clinical Training Curriculum in Abortion Practice, 2nd Edition

Includes ten training modules with corresponding PowerPoint slide sets on all aspects of clinical practice of abortion. Ideal for resident training. Order now.

The Abortion Option: A Values Clarification Guide for Health Professionals

The exercises in this publication (PDF file, 2.4 MB; version for black and white printers, 1.3 MB) are designed to help health care professionals to clarify their personal values about pregnancy options and abortion, and to think about those values in the context of their professional roles and responsibilities.

Bridging the Gap Between Abortion Training and Abortion Provision: Recommendations from a National Symposium

This report (PDF file, 283K) presents key findings and recommendations of an October 2000 Symposium on best practices in abortion training and strategies to ensure that resources invested in abortion training result in actual increases in the number of qualified providers.

Abortion Training in U.S. Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Programs, 1998

NAF’s survey (PDF file, 167K) revealed that training in first trimester abortion techniques is a routine part of residency training in 46% of America’s ob-gyn residency programs.

Affirmative Provisions in Support of Abortion Training

Abortion training provisions (PDF file, 48K) by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and other professionals.

Key Articles on Abortion, Residency Training, and Related Matters

This bibliography compiled by NAF (PDF file, 109K) includes peer-reviewed journal articles related to abortion training in medical schools and residency programs.

Clinicians for Choice

About CIAC handout (PDF file, 29K) See also the About CIAC page

Fact Sheet on Certified Nurse-Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants as Abortion Providers (PDF file, 76K)

Role of CNMs, NPs, and PAs in Abortion Care: What professional organizations are saying about clinicians and choice (PDF file, 96K)

The Role of Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Nurse-Midwives in Providing Abortions – Strategies for Expanding Abortion Access (PDF file, 209K)

Timeline, State by State: Expanding CNM, NP, and PA Provision of Abortion Care (PDF file, 27K)

Early Vacuum Aspiration: An Alternative To and Back-up for Medical Abortion. This PowerPoint curriculum module compares early medical abortion and early vacuum aspiration, illustrates the technique for early manual vacuum aspiration, and describes the use of vacuum aspiration for completion of medical abortion.

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Early Vacuum Aspiration: An Alternative To and Back-up for Medical Abortion (PowerPoint file, 9.5 MB)

Frequently Asked Questions about Mifepristone (PDF file, 31K, updated January 2008)

Becoming a Provider of Mifeprex®: What Providers Need to Know About the Prescriber’s Agreement (PDF file, 64K)

Checklist for Starting Medical Abortion Services (PDF file, 77K)

Protocol Recommendations for Use of Methotrexate and Misoprostol in Early Abortion (PDF file, 120K)

Protocol for Mifepristone/Misoprostol in Early Abortion (PDF file, 100K)

Mifepristone/Misoprostol Protocol Comparison (PDF file, 26K)

Instructions for Using Vaginal Misoprostol in Medical Abortion (PDF file, 62K)

Suggested Supply List for Providers of Medical Abortion (PDF file, 51K)

Management of Side Effects and Complications in Medical Abortion: A Guide for Triage and On-Call Staff (PDF file, 58K)

Early Medical Abortion with Mifepristone and Other Agents: Overview and Protocol Recommendations

Provides a detailed overview of the published literature on medical abortion through September 2002 by Mitchell D. Creinin, MD, and includes NAF’s protocol recommendations for medical abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol and methotrexate/misoprostol. (PDF file, 370K)

Early Options: A Provider’s Guide to Medical Abortion

These PowerPoint slide modules review data and essential points for the provision of medical abortion, including regimens, counseling, patient management, and administrative issues

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How do you know if a study is a “good” study? This article, “Clinical Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Baedeker for Busy Clinicians” (PDF file, 1.1 MB), by David Grimes, MD and Kenneth Schulz, PhD, MBA, includes tips about how to assess the methodology, results and conclusions of scientific studies.

Has Your Physician Refused to Provide a Referral for Abortion Care? A Patient’s Guide to Action (PDF file, 51K)

About NAF in Canada – fact sheets in English (PDF file, 20K) and in French (PDF file, 22K)

Annual Reports


Resource Links

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Medical Association

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Canadian Medical Association

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada