New Zealand College of Sexual & Reproductive Health

Abortion Training

Module 3: Early surgical abortion theory

9. Further reading and resources

Paul et al (eds). Management of Unintended and Abnormal Pregnancy: Comprehensive Abortion Care. Wiley-Blackwell (2009). Print ISBN:9781405176965 | Online ISBN:9781444313031 | DOI:10.1002/9781444313031

Kerns , J.L., Brown, K., Nippita, S., Steinauer, J. (2023). Society of Family Planning Clinical Recommendation: Management of hemorrhage at the time of abortion. Contraception. Available online 20 September 2023, 110292. Available from

  • An e-book version (with downloadable pdfs for single chapters or as a whole) is available through the libraries at the University of Otago and the University of Auckland
  • Free access is available to a number of colour plates from Paul et al (2009). For example, at this link:

International online resources

Ipas produce several concise review articles on topics related to abortion care under their ‘Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health’ series, available here:

The Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) produces many educational resources for abortion healthcare providers through its Training in Early Abortion for Comprehensive Healthcare (TEACH) program.

The Center for Reproductive Health Education In Family Medicine (RHEDI) at the Department of Family and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, New York has created training resources to support practitioners to provide patient-centred abortion care as a part of family medicine in the US.

Innovating Education in Reproductive Health is another programme within the UCSF Bixby Center and is a part of UCSF’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences. They curate and produce resources, including a video series, on topics in reproductive health, including abortion.

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