Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology guidelines on management of unwanted pregnancies

23 November, 2022

Best practice in post-abortion contraception (Best Practice Paper) | RCOG

Best practice in telemedicine for abortion care (Best Practice Paper) | RCOG

I received this email from the IBP yesterday. It may be of interest to note that in the UK there were 625,008 live births in 2021 and 214,698m terminations of pregnancy processed under medical ethical guidance - beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy (informed consent, truth-telling and confidentiality) and justice.

Last week the RCOG published two new Best Practice Papers on post-abortion contraception and telemedicine abortion.

These documents synthesise evidence based guidance from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the World Health Organisation.

The post-abortion contraception paper provides an overview of contraceptive options and considerations for different methods of abortion and sets out how health workers can facilitate non-stigmatising conversations to provide post-abortion contraception counselling.

The telemedicine abortion paper outlines the evidence of the safety and efficacy of it and how to run a quality telemedicine abortion service.

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