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Numerous publications on abortion care and delivery are available through NAF. Health care professionals and medical educators regularly use these resources in clinical practice and for educational purposes. Please note that the Early Options resources were developed as educational tools in the provision of medical abortion.

2014 Clinical Policy Guidelines

An outcome-based approach to standard setting; ensures quality care in your facility. More
[8.5"X11"; 3 hole punched]
NAF Member price: $5
Non-Member price: $10
Order now | Also available online (PDF file, 341K) and
in Spanish: Lineamientos sobre políticas clínicas, 2013 (PDF file, 184K)

Clinical Training Curriculum in Abortion Practice, 2nd Edition

This 10-module curriculum, with corresponding PowerPoint slides, incorporates the latest evidence-based information and current abortion technologies, including manual vacuum aspiration and medical abortion. Ideal for resident training. More
[2005; CD-ROM]
NAF Member price: $20
Non-Member price:
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NAF Protocol for Mifepristone/Misoprostol in Early Abortion

In January 2010 NAF updated its Protocol for Mifepristone/Misoprostol in Early Abortion (PDF file, 54K).


Early Options CD-ROM: Managing the Virtual Patient

This interactive CD-ROM contains 5 modules on medical abortion regimens, patient management, counseling, ultrasonography, and service delivery. It also includes case studies, interactive questions and video clips featuring expert medical abortion providers and women who have had a medical abortion.
[2002; CD-ROM in cardboard sleeve]
NAF Member price: $25
Non-Member price: $50
Order now | An accredited CME version of Early Options is available online (login required)

Early Options Self-Study Guide for Health Care Professionals

Features four modules, and includes case studies, diagnostic questions, and highlighted practical tips addressing topics pertinent to medical abortion.
[2001; 8.5"X11"; Spiral bound, 93 pp]
NAF Member price: $10
Non-Member price: $12
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Early Options Educational Slide Program on CD-ROM

This program, available on CD-ROM, contains four slide modules on various topics related to medical abortion care, including medical abortion regimens, patient management, the role of vacuum aspiration, historical and administrative information. Compatible with PC or Mac. Requires Microsoft PowerPoint 97 or greater for PC and Microsoft Office 98 or greater for Mac.
[2005; CD ROM in cardboard sleeve]
NAF Member price: $25
Non-Member price: $50
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Early Medical Abortion With Mifepristone and Other Agents: Overview And Protocol Recommendations

Provides a detailed overview of the published literature on medical abortion through September 2002 by Mitchell D. Creinin, MD, and includes NAF's protocol recommendations for medical abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol and methotrexate/misoprostol.
[2002; 8.5"X11"; 47 pp; soft-bound; included with all orders of Clinical Training Curriculum, also available separately]
NAF Member price: $6
Non-Member price: $10
Order now | Also available online (PDF file, 370K)

Early Options Health Care Professionals Education Video Series (a total of five videos)

Includes three Clinical Education videos focusing on medical abortion regimens, patient management, and legal and administrative issues; an Ultrasound Training video; and a Patient Counseling video.
[2001; VHS videos in cardboard sleeves]
NAF Member price: $20 for Ultrasound or Counseling video, $50 for the Clinical Education 3-video set
Non-Member price: $25 for Ultrasound or Counseling video, $75 for the Clinical Education 3-video set
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Legal Remedies to Address Clinic Violence and Harassment

When faced with violence, there are a variety of legal remedies that abortion providers can and have pursued to ensure the safety of facility staff and patients. This handbook is an introduction to the ordinances, injunctions, and other legal remedies that providers and advocates have attempted across the United States and Canada.
[2011; 8.5" x 11" in PDF format, 70 pp]
Available free of charge (just pay shipping)
Available online (PDF file)

Medical Abortion Start-up Packet

Includes the NAF protocol for mifepristone and misoprostol, sample letters, a guide for writing consent forms, a suggested supply list, the FDA labeling for Mifeprex™ (mifepristone), and additional FDA required documents, and other NAF medical abortion resources.
[9"X11.5" folder]
NAF Member price: Free
Non-Member price: $10
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Developing Cultural Competence in Reproductive Health Care

The proceedings from a full-day cultural competency seminar held at the 2003 NAF Annual Meeting are the foundation of this report. It also includes model outreach programs and a vast list of cultural competency and diversity building resources.
Order now | Also available online (PDF file, 2.3 MB)

The Abortion Option: A Values Clarification Guide for Health Professionals

The exercises in this publication (PDF file, 2.4 MB; version for black and white printers, 1.3 MB) are designed to help health care professionals to clarify their personal values about pregnancy options and abortion, and to think about those values in the context of their professional roles and responsibilities. This guide can be used by individuals or in groups and is appropriate for the wide range of health care professionals who provide care to women experiencing unintended pregnancies.

Bridging the Gap Between Abortion Training and Abortion Provision: Recommendations from a National Symposium

This report presents key findings and recommendations of an October 2000 Symposium on best practices in abortion training and strategies to ensure that resources invested in abortion training result in actual increases in the number of qualified providers.
[2005; 8.5" x 11" in PDF format, 41 pp]
Available online (PDF file, 283K)

Providing Abortion Care: A Professional Toolkit for Nurse-Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants

A professional guide for CNMs, NPs, and PAs in the United States who are either currently providing or would like to offer abortion care within their scope of practice. Developed by the Abortion Access Project, UCSF's Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, and NAF, the Toolkit informs, supports, and catalyzes efforts to promote the provision of abortion by all clinically competent health care providers committed to women's health. (2009)
Available online at http://www.apctoolkit.org

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 abortion care in outline form that is appropriate for didactic and/or clinical training.
[1999; 8.5"X11"; Spiral bound, 95 pp]
NAF Member price: $20
Non-Member price: $25
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