This practical guide is meant for all those professionals involved in medical abortion: gynaecologists, physicians, midwives, nurses, social workers, etc.
This guide comprises the following chapters:
• Introduction on European legislations
• Pre-abortion care
• Medical abortion treatment"
• Post-abortion care
Tables, figures, boxes, conclusions and expert advice, sections make for easy reading and a field book for everyday use.
The guideline provides recommendations for expanding of health worker roles in the provision of safe abortion care, the management of complications of abortion (post-abortion care / emergency obstetric care) and for post-abortion contraception provision. The key message is that most evidence-based interventions for safe abortion and post abortion care in early pregnancy can be provided at the primary health-care level and by a wide range of non-specialist providers.