Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health

Ipas’s Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health contain up-to-date, evidence-based clinical recommendations on comprehensive abortion care, with new topics and resources added regularly. The Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health provide concise, easy-to-read information about abortion care, combining the latest evidence with lessons learned from health professionals globally to produce relevant clinical recommendations.

Who should use this resource

First published in 2013, the Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health were designed originally as an up-to-date, evidence-based clinical resource for Ipas staff. Over time, the publication has also been of use to:

  • clinicians providing abortion care
  • clinical and public health professionals working on patient care protocols in public health systems and the private sector
  • safe abortion advocates and policymakers creating laws and policies that fulfill women’s and girls’ right to health

How to use this resource

Use the drop-down menu in the top left corner to find clinical recommendations by topic area. With each recommendation, you’ll see a “last reviewed” date that indicates how recently our experts reviewed all relevant evidence and updated our recommendation accordingly. All our recommendations are reviewed at least annually, updated as necessary, and compiled each year into a PDF for download. Please send requests for print copies to clinicalupdates@ipas.org.

How we make clinical recommendations

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Related tools and resources

We regularly update our clinical tools and job aids with evidence and recommendations from the Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health. All are available for download here: www.ipas.org/HealthProviderResources

Featured topics

Summary of recommended medical abortion regimensUterine evacuation: Replace sharp curettage with aspiration or medicationsAdolescents: Safety and efficacyRecommended paracervical anesthesia: paracervical blockCervical preparation