Links

The Abortion Access Project
www.abortionaccess.org
Abortion Access Project is an organization of reproductive rights activists and women's health care providers dedicated to making abortion truly accessible. AAP works in the US on the state and national levels to increase accessible abortion services, increase the number of abortion providers, improve the education of health professional students, and educate the public to see abortion as part of comprehensive reproductive health care. AAP has developed models of activism and training that can be used in other regions across the country. This website provides training materials for providers and students as well as information about medication abortion methods. (English)

The Abortion Care Network
www.abortioncarenetwork.org
The Abortion Care Network holds a comprehensive view on abortion care, providing resources not only for the woman but also for men and parents involved. ACN seeks to educate both the public and providers about abortion, and to remove the stigma attached. Their website contains a clinic directory and fact sheets about aspiration (surgical) and medication abortion options, as well as links to abortion blogs. (English)

Abortion Clinic Directory
www.abortionclinicdirectory.com
This website provides contact information for US abortion clinics plus medically accurate information about abortion, including aspiration (surgical) abortion and medication abortion. (English)

Abortion Clinics OnLine
www.gynpages.com
Abortion Clinics OnLine (ACOL) is a directory service comprised of websites of over 400 providers of abortion services and other reproductive healthcare services. They may be private physician's offices, state licensed clinics, private clinics, or hospital abortion services. The list of Abortion clinics includes sites in more than 40 US states, Canada, and a number of other countries worldwide. (English, Spanish)

The Abortion Conversation Project
www.abortionconversation.com
The Abortion Conversation Project is committed to eliminating the stigma of abortion by creating new ways and opportunities to talk about abortion honestly and publicly. The real life experiences of providers and women themselves will enable people to understand and appreciate the complex moral decision-making surrounding a pregnancy decision. (English)

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
www.acog.org
With over 49,000 members, ACOG represents the leading group of professionals providing health care for women in the US. This website provides information regarding women's health, including practice guidelines, patient education materials, and policy updates. (English, Spanish)

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
www.arhp.org
The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals is a non-profit membership association comprised of highly qualified and committed experts in reproductive health. ARHP activities include the development and implementation of clinical conferences, visiting faculty programs, monographs, an international peer-reviewed journal, Contraception, and on-line education materials and modules. This website is designed for health care providers, policy makers, the media, and the public and provides information on medication abortion and reproductive health. This site offers an abortion resource center, including patient information, clinical information, and health provider training materials. (English)

British Pregnancy Advisory Services
www.bpas.org
The largest abortion provider in Britain, the bpas website provides information on medication abortion, aspiration abortion, and emergency contraception. Contact information for making an appointment at a bpas clinic is also provided. (English, with basic information also available in Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, German, French, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Urdu, Welsh)

Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC)
www.catholicsforchoice.org
Working in the Catholic social justice tradition, Catholics for a Free Choice does research, policy analysis, education, and advocacy on issues of gender equality and reproductive health worldwide. The website includes information about CFFC as well as links to publications and reports. (English)

Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy
www.bixbycenter.ucsf.edu
The Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy is dedicated to promoting reproductive health, family planning, and the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, worldwide through research, training, and policy analysis. Information on research dedicated to abortion and post-abortion care, links to publications, and training materials are provided on the website. (English)

Center for Reproductive Rights
www.reproductiverights.org
The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. This website provides information on legal issues surrounding abortion, reproductive health, and women's rights worldwide. ( Arabic, English, French, Spanish)

Children by Choice
www.childrenbychoice.org
This Australian organization serves women who are dealing with unintended pregnancy, and provides resources for parenting, adoption and abortion. Their abortion resources include analysis and fact sheets of current Australian laws and access obstacles, information on the different medication abortion regimens, and clinic locations. (English)

Choice USA
www.choiceusa.org
Choice USA mobilizes and provides ongoing support to the diverse, upcoming generation of leaders who promote and protect reproductive choice both now and in the future. This website provides information about medication abortion, aspiration abortion, contraception, adolescent rights and health, and access to reproductive health services. (English)

Concentric Media
www.concentric.org
Concentric Media has produced a number of films on reproductive rights and abortion, in both English and Spanish. The award winning film series, From the Back Alleys to the Supreme Court & Beyond, is available from the site, as are discussion guides and resource action kits. (English, Spanish)

Education for Choice
www.efc.org.uk
Education for Choice is dedicated to enabling young people to make informed decisions about pregnancy and abortion. This website provides youth-friendly information about abortion, as well as information for parents and professionals. Training materials for health service professionals are also available. (English)

Exhale
www.4exhale.org
Exhale creates a social climate where each person's unique experience with abortion is supported, respected, and free from stigma. Exhale provides services, training, and education to empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve post-abortion health and well-being. Exhale staffs a multi-lingual US national talkline and the website provides publications and educational resources regarding after abortion care. (English, Spanish)

Family Care International
www.familycareintl.org
Family Care International seeks to ensure that women and adolescents have access to the high-quality information and services they need to improve their sexual and reproductive health, experience safe pregnancy and childbirth, and avoid unwanted pregnancy and HIV infection. FCI also works to decrease unintended pregnancy, increase access to safe abortion services, and increase access to quality post-abortion care worldwide. The website provides resources for increasing safe abortion services, as well as community education materials. (English, French, Spanish)

Feminist Majority Foundation
www.feminist.org
FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. The site provides links for abortion rights resources, including medication abortion, and contains information regarding the Compassionate Use Program, a campaign to expand access to mifepristone for non-abortion clinical care. (English)

Feminist Women's Health Center
www.fwhc.org
FWHC is a nonprofit organization that promotes and protects a woman's right to choose and receive reproductive health care. This website provides general information about abortion including cost, procedure, laws, and clinic locations, as well as more than 500 testimonials from women about their experiencesand choices. (English, Spanish)

Fundación ESAR
www.fundacionesar.org/
ESAR is a non-profit foundation based in Colombia with the purpose of promoting sexual and reproductive health and of preventing the adverse effects of unsafe abortion in Latin America, primarily through training and certifying health workers. (English, Spanish)

The Guttmacher Institute
www.guttmacher.org
The Guttmacher Institute is a nonprofit organization focused on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis, and public education. The Guttmacher Institute publishes Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, International Family Planning Perspectives, The Guttmacher Policy Review, and special reports on topics pertaining to sexual and reproductive health and rights. This website provides a database of articles and fact sheets on abortion in the US and worldwide. (English, French, Spanish)

Gynuity Health Projects
www.gynuity.org
Gynuity Health Projects is a research and technical assistance organization dedicated to the idea that all people should have access to the fruits of medical science and technology development. This website provides information on medication abortion, including misoprostol-only use. Educational and training materials are available in multiple languages, including Arabic, Armenian, English, French, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. (English)

Ibis Reproductive Health
www.ibisreproductivehealth.org
Ibis Reproductive Health aims to improve women's reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide. Ibis accomplishes its mission by conducting clinical and social science research, leveraging existing research, producing educational materials, and promoting policies and practices that support sexual and reproductive rights and health. The website provides information contains a database of articles published by staff and links to educational and training materials dedicated to medication abortion, including materials in Arabic, English, and Spanish. (English)

International Consortium for Medical Abortion
www.medicalabortionconsortium.org
Founded in 2002, International Consortium for Medical Abortion (ICMA) has brought together key players in the field from all regions of the world, to promote medical abortion (medication abortion) within the framework of support for safe abortion worldwide, focusing on the needs of women in developing countries, including those countries where abortion is unsafe or not accessible. The website shares information and resources on medical abortion and provide links to information and materials produced by others in the field. (Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)

International Planned Parenthood Federation
www.ippf.org
IPPF's work is grounded in the belief that access to quality, sexual and reproductive health, information and services is a basic human right. By making these services available, IPPF helps to empower individuals to make decisions about their fertility and thus contributes to improving health and well being, national development and environmental quality. The IPPF website have information, educational materials, and publications related to abortion and reproductive health. IPPF has six regional divisions: Africa, the Arab World, East and Southeast Asia and Oceania, the European Network, South Asia, and the Western Hemisphere.(English)

International Women's Health Coalition
www.iwhc.org
IWHC works to generate health and population policies, programs, and funding that promote and protect the rights and health of girls and women worldwide, particularly in Africa, Asia, Latin America. IWHC is committed to adolescent health and rights, sexual rights, and access to safe abortion. This website has information on country programs, global activism and international policy, and women's health issues. (English, French, Portuguese, Spanish)

Ipas
www.ipas.org
Ipas has worked for three decades to increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights and to reduce deaths and injuries of women from unsafe abortion. Ipas manufactures and distributes manual vacuum aspiration equipment and trains providers in early abortion techniques worldwide. The website also provides information for health service providers, policy makers, and the public on four abortion procedures: vacuum aspiration, medication regimens, sharp curettage, and dilation and evacuation. Educational and training materials and publications are available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. (English, Spanish)

In conjunction with the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce and SisterSong, Ipas has also launched Mapping Our Rights (www.mappingourrights.org), an interactive website dedicated to sexual and reproductive laws and policies in the US. (English)

Latin American and Caribbean Women's Health Network
www.reddesalud.org
LACHWN is a regional network, but aims to connect issues surrounding sexual and reproductive rights in Latin American and the Caribbean to global women’s health and human rights concerns. The network seeks to coordinate a gendered approach to political action around their priority issues of population policy, contraceptives, adolescent pregnancy, abortion, and HIV/AIDS. On this site are updated, international listings of reproductive health news events. (English, Spanish)

Law Students for Reproductive Justice
www.lsrj.org
Law Students for Reproductive Justice is committed to educating, organizing, and supporting pro-choice law students in the US to ensure that a new generation of lawyers will be prepared to successfully defend and expand reproductive rights in the US and around the world. (English)

Marie Stopes International
www.mariestopes.org.uk
The Marie Stopes International is committed to reducing maternal mortality due to unsafe abortion through improved access to reproductive health services to prevent unwanted pregnancy, advocacy initiatives to stress the importance of safe, legal abortion, and the provision of quality abortion services in countries where the procedure is legal, including post-abortion care, training in manual vacuum aspiration, and post-abortion family planning. The website provides information about their programs, both clinical and research, in the UK and worldwide. (English)

Medical Students For Choice
www.ms4c.org
MSFC is a bi-national grassroots organization dedicated to improving abortion training in medical schools and residency programs. This site provides information on the availability and quality of abortion training in residency programs throughout the US and Canada.(English)

Midwest Access Project
www.earlyoptionpill.com
Working together with the Abortion Access Project, MAP seeks to educate the public and train providers in comprehensive reproductive health care. MAP's website seeks to make reproductive health education resources, such as speakers and workshop facilitators, accessible to medical schools, residency programs, and other organizations. (English)

Mifeprex-Early Option Pill
www.midwestaccessproject.com
This websites provides current information about Mifeprex (mifepristone) for both providers and patients. (English, Spanish)

Misoprostol in Obstetrics and Gynecology
www.misoprostol.org
This site provides information about the obstetric and gynecological uses of misoprostol, including dosing regimens. (English, German, Spanish)

NARAL Pro-Choice America
www.prochoiceamerica.org
NARAL is a US-based advocacy organization. The website provides advocacy tools including legislator voting records on choice issues and information about laws related to women's reproductive health. NARAL's website also provides information on the history of mifepristone and its impact on abortion politics and research. (English)

National Abortion Federation
www.prochoice.org
The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is an association of abortion providers in the US and Canada. The website provides information and resources for health service providers, researchers, and counselors. (English, French, Spanish)

Early options: A provider's guide to medical abortion is a CME/CE accredited online program designed by NAF to offer health care professionals comprehensive information about the safe and effective administration of medication abortion. Each module has specific learning objectives and includes interactive questions, graphics, and video clips featuring expert medication abortion providers and women who have chosen medication abortion. (English)

National Coalition of Abortion Providers
www.ncap.com
NCAP represents the political, business and networking needs of independent abortion providers who serve almost 1 million women each year. This website provides information about abortion procedures, abortion counseling, and post-abortion care for both providers and women considering the option of abortion. (English)

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
www.latinainstitute.org
Seeing reproductive health and justice as a basic human right, NLIRH works to guarantee comprehensive reproductive health care access to the Latina community through education and advocacy. The Institute takes an intersectional approach to sexual and reproductive health concerns, approaching them with a social justice perspective. They maintain abortion access for Latinas as one of their three principle targets. Their website offers informational resources, publications, and links relating to a wide array of reproductive health issues, including medication abortion; the site can also be used as a resource for community organizing. (English, Spanish)

National Organization for Women (NOW)
www.now.org
NOW is the largest organization of feminist activists in the US. This website includes an abortion rights and reproductive issues page, which provides information about abortion and reproductive health laws and policies at the state and national levels. (English)

National Women's Law Center
www.nwlc.org
The NWLC is dedicated to protecting and advancing the progress of women and girls at work, in school, and in virtually every aspect of their lives. The Center works to preserve women's right to make their own reproductive choices. (English)

Not-2-late.com: The Emergency Contraception Website
www.not-2-late.com
Developed by the Office of Population Research, Princeton University and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, this website provides medically accurate, up to date information about emergency contraception (sometimes known as "the morning after pill"). The website provides a database, searchable by country, of oral contraceptive pills that can be used for emergency contraception and provides information about the difference between medication abortion and emergency contraception. The Arabic version of the website was developed by OPR and Ibis Reproductive Health. (Arabic, English, French, Spanish)

Pacific Institute for Women's Health
www.piwh.org
The mission of the Pacific Institute for Women's Health is to increase the ability of women and young people to make informed decisions about and control their sexuality and reproduction. This website contains information on unsafe abortion in Kenya, community based abortion care (COBAC), and medication abortion in general. (English)

Pathfinder International
www.pathfind.org
Pathfinder International works to improve the reproductive health of women, men, and adolescents throughout the developing world. This website provides information about Pathfinder's projects and publications as well as training resources dedicated to incomplete abortion and post-abortion care. (English)

Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health
www.prch.org
PRCH works to educate physicians, the media, policymakers, and the public about abortion and contraception in the US. The website provides educational and training materials dedicated to abortion and reproductive health. (English)

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
www.plannedparenthood.org
The official site for Planned Parenthood, this website provides information and resources on medication and aspiration abortion, including a clinic directory. (English, Spanish)

Population Council
www.popcouncil.org
The Population Council is an international, nonprofit institution that conducts research on three fronts: biomedical, social science, and public health, ultimately seeking to affect thinking about reproductive health and population growth. The Population Council provides information on reproductive health issues worldwide, including publications on medication abortion methods and acceptability among diverse populations. (Arabic, English, French, Spanish)

Pregnancy Options
www.pregnancyoptions.info
Aimed at women facing unintended pregnancy, this website presents information on all possible alternatives. They provide general information on abortion in their “Pregnancy Options” online workbook, and a much more detailed “Abortion: Which Method is Right for Me?” online workbook. The latter includes information on both aspiration (surgical) and medication abortion options, as well as tips on how to choose the right provider. (English)

Postabortion Care Consortium
www.pac-consortium.org
The Postabortion Care (PAC) Consortium works to inform the reproductive health community about health concerns related to unsafe abortion and to promote post-abortion care as an effective strategy for addressing this global problem. The website includes an extensive list of post-abortion care resources, news about the Consortium, and information about the Consortium's working groups. (English)

Reproductive Health Access Project
www.reproductiveaccess.org
RHAP seeks to protect women’s right to choose by routinizing all reproductive health services, including abortion, for all adolescent and adult women, regardless of socioeconomic status. In addition to supporting comprehensive reproductive health care training, RHAP advocates for increased overall public education and pro-choice policies. The website provides information and articles on contraception and early abortion to both patients and providers. (English, Spanish)

Reproductive Health Technologies Project
www.rhtp.org
The mission of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project is to advance the ability of every woman to achieve full reproductive freedom with access to the safest, most effective and preferred methods for controlling her fertility and protecting her health. The RHTP website provides information on early pregnancy termination. (English)

RHEDI: The Center for Reproductive Health Education in Family Medicine
www.rhedi.org
RHEDI supports the integration of high-quality comprehensive abortion and family planning training into US family medicine residency programs. The Center provides funding and expertise to family medicine residency programs to establish required rotations in abortion and family planning. (English)

RH Reality Check - Information and analysis for reproductive health
www.rhrealitycheck.org
RH Reality Check is an online community and publication serving individuals and organizations committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights. RH Reality Check is guided by the issues and recommendations identified in the Program of Action agreed on at the International Conference on Population and Development at Cairo in 1994. RH Reality Check exists as a resource for evidence-based information, provocative commentary, and interactive dialogue. (English)

TEACH - Training in Early Abortion for Comprehensive Healthcare
www.teachtraining.org
Through the provision of academic resources, TEACH seeks to increase the occurrence and strength of abortion training in residency training curricula. Working in Northern California in cooperation with UCSF, the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and two Planned Parenthood affiliates, TEACH has published teaching materials on and has undertaken policy and advocacy activities for early abortion. This website offers additional resources, including fact sheets, a website directory, and an extensive bibliographical selection. (English)

Women's Law Project
www.womenslawproject.org
The Women's Law Project seeks to advance the status of women's reproductive rights. The website includes case publications concerning abortive rights in the US. (English)

Women on Waves
www.womenonwaves.org
Women on Waves is a non-profit organization concerned with women's human rights. Its mission is to prevent unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortions throughout the world. This website provides information about the organization as well as resources for providers and the public. (Dutch, English, French, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish)

Women on Web
www.womenonweb.org
Women on Web is supported by a loose and growing network of independent organizations and individuals that have no legal affiliation. This website provides women information on how to perform an abortion themselves if they do not live in a country that provides safe, legal abortions. On the I need an abortion part of this site women in need of abortions can find more information on how to obtain a medication abortion, even in legally restrictive settings. On the I had an abortion part of this site, people can upload their portraits and share their stories to break the taboo surrounding abortion. (Dutch, English, French, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish)


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Last updated: September 2009