Abortion and Public Health

Abortion is a common experience for women around the world; yet it is often excluded from the curricula of health professionals. Our aim is to fill in the gaps left by the exclusion of abortion from mainstream curricula.

This section contains all video lectures and slides relating to abortion and public health.

Learning Objectives

After watching these video lectures, the learner will:

  • Understand the importance of abortion provision in the primary care setting
  • Identify opportunities to improve global access to abortion care after the first trimester
  • Describe the epidemiology of abortion
  • Recognize global disparities in access to family planning
  • Understand the costs of unintended pregnancy
  • List barriers to accessing timely and safe abortion services

Assessments

Abortion and Public Health Questions

Abortion and Public Health Answers

Video Lectures and Companion Materials

Preventing Maternal Mortality: The Role of Safe Abortion

Video Lecture Presented by:

University of California San Francisco
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Lecture can be viewed with subtitles in Spanish or French. French translation was made possible by the Safe Abortion Action Fund and International Planned Parenthood Federation. Click the Closed Captions button on video lectures to access subtitles. 

Preventing Maternal Mortality: The Role of Safe Abortion

Week 1- PreventingMaternalMortality (Darney)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

University of California, San Francisco

Click to download Preventing Maternal Mortality: The Role of Safe Abortion  (pdf)

 

Abortion Disparities, A Public Health Approach

Video Lecture Presented by:

University of California, San Francisco, Departments

Lecture can be viewed with subtitles in Spanish or French. French translation was made possible by the Safe Abortion Action Fund and International Planned Parenthood Federation. Click the Closed Captions button on video lectures to access subtitles. 

Abortion Disparities, A Public Health Approach

Week5-AbDisparities (Dehlendorf)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

Christine Dehlendof, MD, MAS
University of California, San Francisco

Click to download Abortion Disparities: A Public Health Approach (pdf)

Health Disparities in Family Planning

Video Lecture Presented by:

University of California, San Francisco
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Lecture can be viewed with subtitles in Spanish or French. French translation was made possible by the Safe Abortion Action Fund and International Planned Parenthood Federation. Click the Closed Captions button on video lectures to access subtitles. 

Health Disparities in Family Planning

Week5-FPDisparities (Jackson)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

Andrea Jackson, MD, MAS
University of California, San Francisco

Click to download Health Disparities in Family Planning (pdf)

Global Obstacles to Abortion

Video Presented by:

University of California, San Francisco
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Lecture can be viewed with subtitles in Spanish or French. French translation was made possible by the Safe Abortion Action Fund and International Planned Parenthood Federation. Click the Closed Captions button on video lectures to access subtitles. 

Global Obstacles to Abortion

Week1- GlobalOverview (Grossman)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

Dan Grossman, MD
University of California, San Francisco

Click to download Global Obstacles to Abortion (pdf)

Abortion and its Multiple Contexts

Video Lecture Presented by:

Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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Lecture can be viewed with subtitles in Spanish or French. French translation was made possible by the Safe Abortion Action Fund and International Planned Parenthood Federation. Click the Closed Captions button on video lectures to access subtitles. 

Abortion and its Multiple Contexts

Week1-MultipleContexts (Sufrin)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Click to download Abortion and its Multiple Contexts (pdf)

Paying for Abortion: How Cost can be an Obstacle to Care

Video Lecture Presented by:

Mike Policar, MD, MPH
University of California, San Francisco

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Paying for Abortion: How Cost can be an Obstacle to Care

Week3-Paying (Policar)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

Mike Policar, MD, MPH
University of California, San Francisco

Click to download Paying for Abortion (pdf)

Contextualizing Who has Abortions After the First Trimester

Video Lecture Presented by:

University of California, San Francisco

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Lecture can be viewed with subtitles in Spanish. Click the Closed Captions button on video lectures to access subtitles. 

Video Companion Guides

Video companion guide for Preventing Maternal Mortality: The Role of Safe Abortion

Video Companion Guide for Abortion Disparities, A Public Health Approach

Video Companion Guide for Health Disparities in Family Planning