Common Questions and Myths

Read about common questions and myths such as:

If I have an abortion, will I be able to get pregnant again?

Does abortion cause an increased risk of breast cancer?

Is there a post-abortion syndrome?

Making an Informed Choice

We want you to be able to make an informed decision, no matter what option you may choose. The information in these pages can help you think through your options.

Abortion: ending your pregnancy.
Adoption: giving someone else the legal right and responsibility to raise your child.
Parenthood: carrying the pregnancy to term and raising your child.

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2020 Clinical Policy Guidelines

//2020 Clinical Policy Guidelines

2020 Clinical Policy Guidelines


Evidence-based guidelines that set the standards for abortion care in North America.
[8.5″X11″; 3 hole punched]

Download the 2020 Clinical Policy Guidelines (PDF file, 630KB)
Download the 2020 Clinical Policy Guidelines in Spanish (PDF file, 694KB)

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NAF believes in setting the highest standards of quality abortion care. NAF’s Clinical Policy Guidelines (CPGs) serve as a convenient and readily usable set of systematically developed statements that assist practitioners in their efforts to provide quality, patient-centered care. First published in 1996 and revised annually, the CPGs distill a large body of medical knowledge into guidelines developed by consensus, based on rigorous review of relevant literature and known patient outcomes.

The CPGs are intended to provide a basis for ongoing quality assurance, help reduce unnecessary care and costs, help protect providers in malpractice suits, provide ongoing medical education and encourage research. The CPGs strive to allow for individual practitioner choices, patient care concerns, and provide a baseline of quality abortion care.

NAF’s Clinical Services Department works with NAF’s more than 400 institutional members to ensure compliance with the Clinical Policy Guidelines by conducting Quality Assurance and Improvement (QAI) site visits during which each guideline is addressed. Members who have completed the site visit process receive a certificate of compliance. Members also complete self-evaluations annually and receive a window decal signifying their compliance.

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