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In a concerted effort to help ob-gyn and other residency programs throughout the United States and Canada integrate abortion training into their core or elective curricula, NAF published a comprehensive abortion training curriculum in 1995. A second edition was published in 2005. Several other abortion-training curricula and supplemental training resources have been developed, some for specific audiences or specialty areas, and others more generally adaptable.

NAF Curriculum - Clinical Training Curriculum in Abortion Practice, 2nd Edition

NAF's abortion training curriculum contains 10 modules with a supplemental values clarification resource. Updated in 2005, the curriculum provides a strong didactic framework that includes lesson plans, program-specific questions, suggested experiences, notes, references, and lecture-ready PowerPoint presentations for a series of lectures. The curriculum can be easily adapted to individual educational situations. Included in the curriculum are sections on pregnancy detection, pregnancy options and abortion counseling, indications for inpatient procedures and pain management, and medical and surgical abortion procedures. More on the NAF curriculum

Additional Abortion Curricula

Several other organizations have developed training curricula to serve particular needs. More on these curricula

Supplemental Texts and Resources

Some of the leading physicians and researchers involved in the provision of abortion care have published books focused specifically on abortion care. Supplemental resources such as videos, special publications, and slide presentations have been designed with abortion training in mind. Listing of some of these texts and resources

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educational opportunities. NAF holds two major conferences each year in addition to several regional trainings.  Learn More.
Early Options CME. Earn CME credits through our online training program on medical abortion.
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