Global Resources

Improving Access to Safe Abortion: Guidance on Making High Quality Services Available

Publisher: IPAS
Publication Date: Jan 2005
This CD-ROM aims to enhance public discussion of the issues around unsafe abortion and encourage the provision of safe abortion services to the extent allowed by national law. The package includes advocacy tools in English, Spanish, and Portuguese which can be used with a range of audiences - policy-makers, health care providers, the media, and individuals. The resource includes PowerPoint slide presentations available in five different versions depending on the context (Global, African, Asian, and Latin American and Caribbean). The presentations include six modules: unsafe abortion in context; international agreements; the legal context; clinical services; management issues, and overcoming barriers to access. The CD-ROM also includes a users' guide with tips on making presentations and using PowerPoint. In addition, resource materials from the World Health Organization and non-governmental organisations are featured in English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, and a comprehensive list of additional references on issues related to abortion and unwanted pregnancy is provided.

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