Sexual and reproductive health

Health worker roles in providing safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception


Publication details

Number of pages: 81
Publication date: July 2015
Languages: Bulgarian, English, French, Spanish
ISBN: 978 92 4 154926 4


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Planned and regulated task shifting and task sharing can have a range of benefits. It can ensure a rational optimization of the available health workforce, address health system shortages of specialized health-care professionals, improve equity in access to health care and increase the acceptability of health services for those receiving them. This guideline provides a range of options for expanding of health worker roles in the provision of safe abortion care, the management of complications of abortion (also known as post-abortion care in some settings and provided as part of emergency obstetric care) and for post-abortion contraception provision.

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