PAC Model

The Postabortion Care (PAC) Consortium supports a comprehensive public health model that includes prevention, treatment, counseling, and services to respond to women’s sexual and reproductive health needs and concerns.

The PAC Consortium’s five essential elements of PAC are:

PAC Model

PAC Model Resources

Essential Elements of Postabortion Care: An Expanded and Updated Model
Postabortion Care Consortium, Community Task Force, 2002
This chart provides a one-page summary of the PAC Consortium’s five essential elements of PAC, including: Community and service provider partnerships for prevention, Counseling, Treatment, Contraceptive and family planning services, Reproductive and other health services.

Essential Elements of Postabortion Care: Origins, Evolution and Future Directions
M. Corbett and K. Turner
International Family Planning Perspectives, volume 29, number 3, 2003
This comment chronicles the development and expansion of a postabortion care model designed to promote interventions that address abortion-related public health concerns even when abortion laws and policies are restrictive.

Indicators for the Essential Elements of Postabortion Care
I. Escandon and K. Tsuyuki
PAC Consortium, 2006
The aim of this publication is to identify indicators that can be used to monitor and evaluate postabortion care (PAC) programs within the context of the Essential Elements model.