Abortion and Clinical Practice

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 clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

After watching these video lectures, learner will:

  • Provide objective and compassionate pregnancy options counseling
  • Practice patient communication skills
  • Describe principles of patient-centered care for first-trimester abortion
  • Review the provision of abortion available in the first trimester and methods for pain management
  • Discuss complications associated with abortion and common abortion myths
  • Recognize common reasons why women have abortions after the first trimester
  • Discuss unique challenges for women seeking abortion after the first trimester

Assessments

Abortion and Clinical Practice Questions

Abortion and Clinical Practice Answers

Video Lectures and Companion Materials

Decision Counseling for Positive Pregnancy Test Results

Video Lecture Presented by:
Alissa Perrucci, PhD, MPH
San Francisco General Hospital, Women’s Options Center
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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. 

Decision Counseling for Positive Pregnancy Test Results

Week2-Counseling (Perrucci)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

Alissa Perrucci, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Click to download Decision Counseling for Positive Pregnancy Test Results (pdf)

Informed Consent, Decision Assessment, and Counseling in Abortion Care

Video Lecture Presented by:
Alissa Perrucci, PhD, MPH
San Francisco General Hospital, Women’s Options Center
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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. 

Informed Consent, Decision Assessment, and Counseling in Abortion Care

Week 2- Consent (Perrucci)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

Alissa Perrucci, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Click to download Informed Consent, Decision Assessment, and Counseling in Abortion Care (pdf)

Global Contraception

Video Lecture Presented by:

Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS
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. 

Contraception

Week3-Contraception (Steinauer)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS
University of California, San Francisco

Click to download Contraception (pdf)

Medical Abortion

Video Lecture Presented by:

University of California San Francisco

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. 

Medical Abortion

Week3-Medical (Meckstroth)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

Karen Meckstroth, MD, MPH
University of California, San Francisco

Click to download Medical Abortion (pdf)

First-Trimester Aspiration 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. 

First-trimester Aspiration Abortion

Week3-Aspiration (Jackson)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

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

Click to download First-trimester Aspiration Abortion (pdf)

Pain with Uterine Aspiration 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. 

Pain with Uterine Aspiration Abortion

Week3-Pain (Meckstroth)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

Karen Meckstroth, MD, MPH
University of California, San Francisco

Click to download Pain with Uterine Aspiration Abortion (pdf)

Abortion After the First Trimester

Video Lecture Presented by:

University of California, San Francisco

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 After the First Trimester

Week4-After1stTri (Drey)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

Eleanor Drey, MD, EdM
University of California, San Francisco

Click to download Abortion After the First Trimester (pdf)

Patient Decision Making about Abortion 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 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. 

Patient Decision Making About Abortion After the First Trimester

Week4-Decision (Kerns)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

Jennifer Kerns, MD, MPH
University of California, San Francisco

Click to download Patient Decision Making About Abortion After the First Trimester (pdf)

Myths about Abortion Complications

Video Lecture Presented by:
Jen Kerns, MD, MPH
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. 

Myths about Abortion Complications

Week4-Myths (Kerns)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

Jennifer Kerns, MD, MPH
University of California, San Francisco

Click to download Myths about Abortion Complications (pdf)

Managing Complications of Procedural Abortion, Part 1

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. 

Managing Complications of Procedural Abortion, Part 2

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. 

Managing Complications of Procedural Abortion, Part 3

Video Lecture Presented by:

University of California San Francisco
Click here to download this video lecture

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. 

Managing Complications of Procedural Abortion

Week4- Complications, Parts 1, 2, 3, (Kerns)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

Jennifer Kerns, MD, MPH
University of California, San Francisco

Click to download Managing Complications of Procedural Abortion (pdf)

Video Companion Guides

Video Companion Guide for Global Contraception