We supply medications and train providers to give women safe, comprehensive medical abortion care and contraceptive services.
Medical abortion involves the use of medications to provide safe abortion in countries where abortion is legal – and is a World Health Organization-recommended method – for women up to 12 weeks of gestation.
Medical abortion using a combination of mifepristone and misoprostol is a safe and effective method and preferred by many women to other available options. This method is easy to administer, does not require surgical intervention and can be taken at home, with limited medical supervision.
In countries where abortion is legal – either for broad or specific indications – we ensure that the proper medicines in the proper doses are available and that health care providers are trained and able to give high-quality services, including gestational screening; counseling on pregnancy options; and comprehensive follow-up care such as contraceptive counseling and services.
- Improving Provider Behavior Change Communication and IPC: Best Practices from the Women’s Health Project
This brief describes the challenges faced, strategies developed, and lessons learned by the Women's Health Project. It also proposes a set of best practices for improving productivity of interpersonal communications (IPC) agents and increasing providers' skills and motivation.
- Awareness and Accessibility of Medication Abortions among Women in India
Although the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act has been under implementation since 1972, unsafe abortions still account for 9% of maternal deaths in India. Medication abortion (MA) is a safe and effective means of early pregnancy termination that provides an alternative to a surgical abortion procedure.