New Zealand College of Sexual & Reproductive Health

Abortion Training

Module 1: Consultation – communication and decision making

7. Further reading and resources

In addition to the relevant legislation, other useful readings and resources not already linked within this document include:


Curtis, E., Jones, R., Tipene-Leach, D. et al. (2019). Why cultural safety rather than cultural competency is required to achieve health equity: a literature review and recommended definition. Int J Equity Health 18, 174.

Moseson, H., Fix, L., Ragosta, S., Forsberg, H., et al. (2021). Abortion experiences and preferences of transgender, nonbinary, and gender-expansive people in the United States. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 224(4), 376.e1-376.e11.

Whitehouse, K.C., Blaylock, R., Makleff, S., Lohr, P.A. (2021). It’s a small bit of advice, but actually on the day, made such a difference…: perceptions of quality in abortion care in England and Wales. Reproductive Health 18, 221.

Fanslow J.L., Kelly P., Ministry of Health. 2016. Family Violence Assessment and Intervention Guideline: Child abuse and intimate partner violence (2nd edn). Wellington: Ministry of Health. Available from:

Mahanaimy, M., Gerdts, C., Moseson, H. (2020). What constitutes a good healthcare experience for unintended pregnancy? A qualitative study among young people in California. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 1–14.

Vodopivec, S., Bokal, E.V., Pinter, B. (2019). Counselling before first trimester abortion and acceptability of the procedure: Results from a Slovenian cross-sectional study. The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care : The Official Journal of the European Society of Contraception, 24(6), 487–493.

Whitehead A., Fanslow J. (2005). Prevalence of family violence amongst women attending an abortion clinic in New Zealand. Aust New Zeal J Obstet Gynaecol 45:321–4. Available from:

Establishing gestation and location of pregnancy

Aiken, A.R.A., Lohr, P.A., Lord, J., et al. (2021). Effectiveness, safety and acceptability of no-test medical abortion (termination of pregnancy) provided via telemedicine: a national cohort study. BJOG 128: 1464-1474.

Doubilet P.M., Benson C.B., Bourne T., et al. (2013). Diagnostic criteria for nonviable pregnancy early in the first trimester. N Engl J Med. 369:1443–51.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (2019). Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage: diagnosis and initial management. NICE guideline [NG126]. Available from:

Richardson A., Gallos I., Dobson S., et al. (2016). Accuracy of first-trimester ultrasound in diagnosis of tubal ectopic pregnancy in the absence of an obvious extrauterine embryo: systematic review and meta-analysis. Ultrasound Obs Gynecol 47:28–37. Available from:

Decision making

NZCSRH Abortion Training 2022: Comparison of early abortion options adapted from RHEDI

Aamlid, I.B., Dahl, B., & Sommerseth, E. (2021). Women’s experiences with information before medication abortion at home, support during the process and follow-up procedures—A qualitative study. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare : Official Journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives, 27, 100582.

Heath, J., Mitchell, N., Fletcher, J. (2019). A comparison of termination of pregnancy procedures: Patient choice, emotional impact and satisfaction with care. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare : Official Journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives, 19, 42–49.

Wingo, E., Ralph, L.J., Kaller, S., Biggs, M.A. (2021). Abortion method preference among people presenting for abortion care. Contraception, 103(4), 269–275.

Contraception after abortion

RCOG. (2022). Best practice in post-abortion contraception.

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