What Is Medical Abortion? (PDF file, 26K)
Safety of Abortion (PDF file, 34K)
Abortion After 12 Weeks (PDF file, 31K)
First Trimester Abortion: A Comparison of Procedures (PDF file, 68K)
Facts About Mifepristone (RU-486) (PDF file, 30K)
Abortion and Breast Cancer (PDF file, 29K)
Fetal Tissue Donation Position Statement (PDF file)
Post-Abortion Issues (PDF file, 28K)
Women Who Have Abortions (PDF file, 29K)
Economics of Abortion (PDF file, 23K)
Access to Abortion (PDF file, 33K)
Crisis Pregnancy Centers (PDF file, 35K)
Teenage Women, Abortion, and the Law (PDF file, 28K)
Public Funding for Abortion: Medicaid and the Hyde Amendment (PDF file, 28K)
Abortion and Title X (PDF file, 31K)
Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act (PDF file, 44K)
Historical Symposium Reports:
Developing Cultural Competence in Reproductive Health Care: Understanding Every Woman(PDF file, 2.3 MB)
Increasing Access to Abortion for Women in Diverse Communities (PDF file, 3.6 MB)
Unsure About Your Pregnancy? A Guide to Making the Right Decision for You
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.
- Chinese (PDF file, 181K)
- Croatian (PDF file, 153K)
- English (PDF file, 222K)
- Russian (PDF file, 182K)
- Spanish (PDF file, 209K)
- Vietnamese (PDF file, 1.4 MB)
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.
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.
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
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)
Checklist for Starting Medical Abortion Services (PDF file, 77K)
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)
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)
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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- Overview of Medical Abortion: Clinical and Practice Issues (PowerPoint file, 1.2 MB)
- Medical Abortion Regimens (PowerPoint file, 828K)
- Expected Side Effects and Management of Complications in Medical Abortion (PowerPoint file, 2.0 MB)
- National Abortion Federation Supports “Prevention First” Agenda to Expand Access to Contraception, Family Planning Services, and Medically Accurate Sex Education (PDF file, 59K)
In the Executive Branch
- Executive Summary of NAF and PPFA Comments to the FDA on the Safety and Efficacy of Mifepristone (PDF file, 44K)
- Comments of NAF and PFA in Opposition to the Citizen Petition and Request for Administrative Stay Regarding Mifeprex® (Mifepristone) (PDF file, 1.0 MB)
In the Courts
- NAF v. Ashcroft Ruling (PDF file, 3.8 MB)
- NAF v. Ashcroft Temporary Restraining Order (PDF file, 531K)
- Federal Abortion Ban Side by Side (PDF file, 107K)
NAF has submitted the following amicus briefs:
- Gainesville Woman Care v. Florida (PDF file, 245K)
- Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (PDF file, 141K) and Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole (PDF file, 158K)
- McCullen v. Coakley
- Gonzales v. Carhart (PDF file, 175K) and Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PDF file, 81K)
- USA v. Bird (PDF file, 847K) and addendum with exhibits (PDF file, 3.3 MB)
- Greenville Women’s Clinic v. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (PDF file, 190K)
- Stenberg v. Carhart (Carhart I) (PDF file, 2.3 MB)
Ending a Wanted Pregnancy — resources and support for families who have terminated a pregnancy following prenatal diagnosis
New York Online Access to Health
Also see on this site: Think You’re Pregnant? – Resources
American Association of University Women – Position on Reproductive Rights
Kaiser Daily Reproductive Health Report
American Academy of Family Physicians
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Canadian Medical Association
The National Center for Cultural Competence
National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, PDF file, 601K)
Asian Women’s Health Clinic
National Arab American Medical Association
Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center
Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program/Hampshire College