High impact practices brief on Postabortion Family Planning

18 April, 2019

Postabortion Family Planning: A critical component of postabortion care https://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/briefs/postabortion-family-planning/

Postabortion family planning (PAFP) is one of several high impact practices in family planning (HIPs) identified by a technical advisory group of international experts.

Postabortion care (PAC), which includes treatment for complications from miscarriage or induced abortion, is an opportune time to counsel and offer clients voluntary contraception.

All PAC models include two essential services: (1) treatment of emergency complications, and (2) voluntary family planning counseling, including provision of contraception. Research studies and data from program implementation consistently show that when clients are counseled and offered contraception as part of postabortion care most women will opt to leave the facility with an effective family planning method.

This updated HIP brief looks at PAFP challenges, impact evidence, and provides tips from implementation experience.

Download the PAFP HIP brief https://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/briefs/postabortion-family-planning/ and visit www.fphighimpactpractices.org to learn more about HIPs.

On behalf of the HIPs Production & Dissemination (P&D) Team,

Debra L. Dickson, Knowledge for Health (K4Health)

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)


Phone: 410-659-6300

HIFA profile: Debra L Dickson is POPLINE Database Manager, K4Health Project, Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Website: www.popline.org

Email: ddickson AT jhuccp.org