About Abortion Are You Pregnant? Professional Education Publications and Research U.S. Public Policy In Canada Membership Support NAF About NAF
 Find a Provider | News | Blog | Get Involved | Action Alerts | Clinicians for Choice | En español | En français | Site Map | Contact Us | NAF Home
NAF Logo Professional education is essential to NAF's mission. NAF develops quality educational resources and provides continuing medical education for health care professionals.
professional education
Continuing Education
Educational Resources
> NAF Textbook
Request a Speaker
Search prochoice.org
Powered by
NAF Hotline
Find a provider:

(no funding assistance provided on this line)

NAF TEXTBOOK: Management of Unintended and Abnormal Pregnancy: Comprehensive Abortion Care

NAF Textbook

Maureen Paul, MD, MPH; E. Steve Lichtenberg, MD, MPH; Lynn Borgatta, MD, MPH; David A. Grimes, MD; and Phillip G. Stubblefield, MD; Mitchell D. Creinin, MD

Access to high-quality abortion care is essential to women's health, as evidenced by the dramatic decrease in pregnancy-related morbidity and mortality since the legalization of abortion in the United States and by high rates of maternal death and complications in those countries where abortion is still provided under unsafe conditions.

The past two decades have brought important advances in abortion care as well as increasing cross-disciplinary use of abortion technologies in women's health care. Abortion is an important option for pregnant women who have serious medical conditions or fetal abnormalities, and fetal reduction techniques are now well-integrated into infertility treatment to reduce the risks of multiple pregnancies resulting from assisted reproductive technologies.

Management of Unintended and Abnormal Pregnancy: Comprehensive Abortion Care serves as the standard, evidence-based reference text in abortion care. This state-of-the-art textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the public health implications of unsafe abortion and reviews the best surgical and medical practices for pregnancy termination, as well as managing ectopic and other abnormal pregnancies.

Management of Unintended and Abnormal Pregnancy: Comprehensive Abortion Care is the leading source for a comprehensive understanding of issues related to unintended and abnormal pregnancy. This textbook:

  • was authored by internationally known leaders in women's health care;
  • addresses unintended pregnancy and abortion from historical, legal, public health, clinical, and quality care perspectives;
  • includes chapters on pregnancy loss, ectopic pregnancy, gestational trophoblastic disease, and multifetal pregnancy reduction;
  • covers treatment of pregnancies in the first and second trimester by both medical and surgical techniques; and
  • provides resources for clinical, scientific, and social support for the abortion provider and patient.

Read an Excerpt

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Abortion and medicine: A sociopolitical history


Ordering the textbook

ISBN: 978-1-4051-7696-5
400 pages
April 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

Purchase this title

Also available in an Adobe E-Book edition
ISBN: 978-1-4443-1293-5
400 pages
April 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

Purchase this E-Book


Picture of health care worker
training opportunities
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.
NAF website Copyright 2010 National Abortion Federation. Use of this site signifies your agreement to our Usage and Privacy Policy.