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Professional Toolkit

Providing Abortion Care: A Professional Toolkit for Nurse-Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants (www.apctoolkit.org) provides an evidence-based organizing framework along with professional competencies and strategies for assessing and/or integrating abortion care into CNM, NP, and PA scope of practice.


Fact sheet: Certified Nurse-Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants as Abortion Providers

Timeline of events that traces affirmative provisions supporting CNMs, NPs, and PAs in abortion care

Professional Organizations Speak. Professional organizations representing health care providers in many specialties support an increased role for midwives, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in providing comprehensive reproductive health care.


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

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Presenting topics on abortion care at professional conferences is a good way to influence your professional community.  If you are interested in submitting an abstract to a professional conference, view these abstract ideas provided by CFC state contacts.

Symposium Reports

Recommendations from the 1996 NAF symposium, "Strategies for Expanding Abortion Access: The Role of Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Nurse-Midwives in Providing Abortions" (PDF file, 209K). You can also order a bound copy.

Recommendations from the 1990 NAF symposium, "Who Will Provide Abortion? Ensuring the Availability of Qualified Practitioners." Order a bound copy.


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NAF provides extensive educational resources about various aspects of abortion care for health care professionals, including continuing medical education opportunities. NAF's program of accredited continuing medical education is the only one of its kind that is dedicated exclusively to abortion care and includes national conferences, regional trainings, and print and online materials.

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