PAC Consortium Member Survey

In order to ensure the PAC Consortium is meeting the needs of its membership, we invite you to participate in a short survey. The specific objectives of this survey are to identify: A profile of PAC Consortium members, PAC activities, and member engagement Ways the PAC Consortium can support members to implement/strengthen their work Resources and publications of interest to PAC Consortium members Technical areas that need further exploration Existing or potential PAC Champions at ministries of health All members of the PAC Consortium have been invited to complete this … Read more →

Essential Elements of PAC: Service Delivery Barriers and Resources

It is with great pleasure that we announce a new document from the PAC Consortium’s Service Delivery Task Force: Essential Elements of Postabortion Care: Service Delivery Barriers and Resources. Barriers to service delivery exist for each of the essential elements of the postabortion care (PAC) model. In 2013, the PAC Consortium’s Service Delivery Task Force, co-chaired by Holly Blanchard and Boniface Sebikali, sought input from the membership in identifying important service delivery barriers and resources to address those barriers. This new document provides strategies and tools to reduce barriers to … Read more →

New Video: Youth Voices on Postabortion Care

The Postabortion Care Consortium’s Youth-Friendly Task Force recently created a short video to share young people’s perspectives on family planning, unintended pregnancy, postabortion care, and comprehensive health services for youth. We hope this video will be used to highlight the specific challenges youth face in accessing quality care and to show the importance of meeting the reproductive health needs of youth worldwide. For a decade the Youth-Friendly Task Force has been working to ensure that postabortion care services are positioned to meet the needs of young people. However, we have … Read more →

New Study Compares PAC Services, Client Satisfaction, and Provider Attitudes for Youth and Adult PAC Clients in Kenya

The newly released study Post-Abortion Care Services for Youth and Adult Clients in Kenya: A Comparison of Services, Client Satisfaction and Provider Attitudes examines the type of care young PAC clients receive as compared with adult PAC clients and providers’ attitudes towards serving adolescents and youth. Read the study here. Summary Unsafe abortion accounts for 35 percent of maternal mortality in Kenya. Post-abortion care (PAC) reduces maternal death and provides an opportunity to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Few studies have documented how the receipt of PAC services varies by client age. In this … Read more →

Ipas and Gynuity Health Projects Announce Misoprostol for PAC Training Guide

Ipas and Gynuity Health Projects are pleased to announce the publication of the new resource for program planners and trainers of clinical providers: “Misoprostol for the Treatment of Incomplete Abortion: A Training Guide.” Misoprostol has many advantages in low-resource settings – it is inexpensive, widely available, heat stable, and offers a low-tech, non-invasive method of uterine evacuation. The training guide offers detailed information about misoprostol for this indication. Read the official announcement for more information.  Members from the PAC Consortium’s Misoprostol for PAC Task Force contributed to this document. To join … Read more →

Publications Document High Rates of Unintended Pregnancies and Significant Costs Associated with PAC Services in Uganda

The recent Guttmacher Institute publication In Brief: Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion in Uganda details how the high rates of unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions in Uganda impact health outcomes. The evidence presented in this brief shows that the rate of abortion in Uganda is approximately 1 per every 19 women of reproductive age, which is much higher than the average in Eastern Africa. While abortion is legal under certain circumstances in Uganda, the policy guidelines are unclear to women and service providers, which inhibits women from obtaining safe abortion services. … Read more →