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SURGICAL ABORTION/Educational Resources

The following provide health care professionals with the resources and educational opportunities needed to counsel their patients about surgical abortion and to provide this service. Many of the materials can be downloaded for free from this website or can be ordered online.

Training Opportunities

NAF maintains a database of sites where various clinical training opportunities are available. Each year we help link students, residents, physicians in practice, and other health care providers with abortion training that meets their needs. We also work with residency programs and clinics to forge abortion training partnerships that ensure residents have access to abortion training. More

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Management of Unintended and Abnormal Pregnancy: Comprehensive Abortion Care, NAF
Edited by M Paul, ES Lichtenberg, L Borgatta, DA Grimes, PG Stubblefield, MD Creinin

More than 50 international experts contributed to this groundbreaking textbook, the first to address both medical and surgical abortion procedures. It is a must-have resource for any clinician who cares for women of reproductive age. More

NAF's Clinical Policy Guidelines

An outcome-based approach to standard setting; ensures quality care in your facility. More

Surgical Abortion by Eugene Glick, MD, MPH

This instructive text on first and second trimester surgical abortion contains concise and practical information including charting and counseling, anesthesia, and surgical technique from a noted expert in abortion care and long-time NAF member. It is a valuable resource for skilled abortion providers, and trainees alike. Order

Abortion Practice by Warren M. Hern, MD, MPH

Originally published in 1984 by J.B. Lippincott Company, this book has become a standard text in the abortion field. Available for order at www.drhern.com/abortionpractice.asp.

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Curriculum Materials

Clinical Training Curriculum in Abortion Practice, 2nd

Revised and updated in 2005
Includes ten modules and corresponding PowerPoint presentations on all aspects of clinical practice of abortion care. More

Early Vacuum Aspiration: An Alternative To and Back-up for Medical Abortion

This PowerPoint curriculum module compares early medical abortion and early vacuum aspiration, illustrates the technique for early manual vacuum aspiration, and describes the use of vacuum aspiration for completion of medical abortion.
Available for download.

Principles Of Abortion Care: A Curriculum For Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Nurses

Edited by Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH; Amy E. Pollack, MD, MPH; Cate Nicholas, MS, PA; & Susan Dudley, PhD. Includes 11 modules on all aspects of abortion care in outline form that is appropriate for didactic and/or clinical training. Order

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Accredited Conferences

Our Annual Meeting and Risk Management Seminar serve as venues for presentation of the latest abortion-related research and include all-day specialized seminars and clinical workshops, as well as sessions on all aspects of the provision of abortion care, including legal and policy issues. Learn more about our conferences, including information about submitting abstracts. More

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