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The resources listed in this section include information and support for those looking for or considering an abortion. Some of these websites include clinic directories or links to direct services. Links for clinicians and researchers can be found here.

Select a location to get started: North America - Latin America and the Carribbean - Europe - Africa and the Middle East - Asia - Australia and New Zealand - Global

North America

Abortion.com  

 

English, Spanish: Abortion.com provides a list of clinics that perform second trimester abortions in the United States. Other useful resources include information on what to expect when making an appointment and Patient Rights according to the Federal Privacy Law (HIPAA). Some resources are available in Portuguese.

 

 

 

English: Abortion Access Project is an organization of reproductive rights activists and women's health care providers dedicated to making abortion truly accessible. This US based website includes information on how to choose a quality abortion clinic, with a state-by-state clinic directory. Information is also available on how to apply for financial assistance to help in funding an abortion, as well as resources for partners and parents. Some resources are available in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Lao/Thai, Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Serbo-Croatian, and Haitian Creole.

 

 

 

English, Spanish: 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 (including Puerto Rico), Canada, and a number of other countries worldwide such as Mexico, Albania, Romania, Spain, and Vietnam.

 

 
 

 

English: 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. Information regarding medication abortion and family planning is available. Some resources are available in Spanish.

 

 
 

 

English: The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals is a non-profit membership association comprised of highly qualified and committed experts in reproductive health. ARHP publishes the international peer-reviewed journal Contraception. 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: Backline promotes unconditional and judgment-free support for decisions, feelings and experiences with pregnancy, parenting, adoption and abortion. A team of dedicated volunteers offer a listening ear and support through a Talk Line, which is available 7 days a week, 365 days a year to people throughout the United States and Canada.

 

 
 
 

 

English, French: Canadians for Choice is a pro-choice, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to ensuring reproductive choice for all Canadians. This website includes pertinent information about medication abortion, emergency contraception, HPV and STIs, and includes a pamphlet summarizing abortion rules and regulations in Canada on a province-by-province basis. Canadians for Choice also offers a toll-free phone line available for all Canadians that has trained staff and volunteers available to answer questions about family planning options and locating an abortion clinic.

 

 
 

 

English, Spanish: 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 publishes a printed zine about women’s individual abortion experiences in English and Spanish (also available for PDF download). Publications and educational resources regarding after abortion care are available. Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Tagalog-speaking counselors are available upon request.

 

 
 
 

 

English, Spanish: FWHC is a non-profit organization that promotes and protects a woman's right to choose and receive reproductive health care. FWHC operates a select group of abortion clinics in the United States specializing in first and second trimester abortion care, birth control, and women’s health. This website provides general information about abortion including cost, procedure, a comparison between medication and surgical abortion, laws, and clinic locations, as well as more than 500 testimonials from women about their experiences and choices.

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

English, Spanish: This website provides current information about Mifeprex (mifepristone) for both providers and patients, including health and safety information as well as how to obtain the pill. An important section, “Is Mifiprex right for me?” details factors and circumstances under which Mifiprex should not be used. 

 

 
 

 

English, Spanish, French: The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is an association of abortion providers in the US and Canada. This website includes a FAQ section for common questions and answers about abortion; resources on abortion, adoption, and parenting; abortion laws state by state for Americans; and some information for Canadian citizens. Patient information about aftercare following an abortion is also available.

 

 
 
 

 

English, Spanish: As the official site for Planned Parenthood in the US, this website has a wealth of resources available on multiple topics relating to sexual health. Specific resources discussing medication abortion are available, as well as a clinic directory and information to help individuals find health centres.

 

 

Reproductive Health Technologies Project

 

 

English: 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 comprehensive resources about medication abortion, with specific information about mifepristone, misoprostol, and methotrexate. Manual vacuum aspiration abortion, as well as contraception, STIs, and fertility are also discussed.

 

 
 
   

 

Latin America and the Carribbean
 

 

English, Spanish: 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 (including Puerto Rico), Canada, and a number of other countries worldwide such as Mexico, Albania, Romania, Spain, and Vietnam.

 

 

 

English, Spanish: In a region characterized by high rates of adolescent pregnancy and great income inequality, IPPF/WHR works with a strong network of 41 respected and established Member Associations to achieve a world where all people have access to the information, services, and rights they need to live healthy and empowered lives. Contact information for regional partners is listed.

 

 

 

English, Spanish: The MARIA Abortion Fund for Social Justice was founded in 2009 by the Mexican organization Balance: Promoción para el Desarrollo y Juventud. For eligible women, MARIA provides transportation to and from Mexico City, lodging in Mexico City, scheduling of the abortion appointment, total or partial payment of the abortion appointment, accompaniment, counseling, and informative materials.

 

 
 

 

English, Spanish, French, Arabic: 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. Other important resources available on this website include: personal abortion stories from individuals of all walks of life and faiths around the world, a list of websites selling fake abortion pills, and a pregnancy calculator.

 

 

 

Europe
 

 

English: Abortion in Ireland is non-profit initiative that provides information for women who are considering abortion. The FAQ section provides information about the current state of abortion in Ireland and informs women of their rights. The Clinic Browser feature also contains a directory of European abortion clinics, including Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, France, the UK, and The Netherlands.

 

 

 

English: The largest abortion provider in Britain, the BPAS website provides information on medication abortion, aspiration abortion, and emergency contraception.  Resources for men, including vasectomy referral and abortion information, are also listed. A counselling talk-line is available is for those both inside and outside the UK, as well as contact information for making an appointment at a bpas clinic. A price list of services is provided. Some resources are available in Spanish, French, and Arabic, as well as Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, German, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Slovak, Somali, Urdu, and Welsh.

 

 

 

English: The Eastern European Alliance for Reproductive Choice (EEARC) was founded in 2008. The vision of the EEARC is for every woman to have unrestricted access to safe abortion, including medical abortion, if she chooses to do so. The Publications and Resources section of the website includes information about contraception, medical abortion, and laws and policies in Eastern-European countries. This website is also available in Russian.

 

 
 

 

English: 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 and confidentiality, as well as information for parents and professionals. Training materials for health service professionals are also available.

 

 
 
International Consortium for Medical Abortion  

 

 

 

Irish Family Planning Association

 

 

English: Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) is Ireland’s leading sexual health charity. The organization promotes the right of all people to sexual and reproductive health information and dedicated, confidential, and affordable healthcare services. IFPA offers contraception advice, pregnancy testing, and free pregnancy counselling and post-abortion check-ups.

 

 

Marie Stopes International

 

 

English:  Marie Stopes International is the UK's leading provider of sexual and reproductive healthcare services. The website includes information on medication and surgical abortion, as well as access to a 24-hour abortion information and booking service. Resources for health care professionals and links to international projects are also listed.

 

 
Women on Web    

 

Africa and the Middle East
 

 

English, French: The ANMA is one of the regional networks of the International Consortium of Medical Abortion (ICMA). Within Africa, the goal of this organization is to build a capacity to improve access to medication abortion, advocate for legal and policy reform, and to facilitate communication about medication abortion.

 

International Consortium for Medical Abortion  

 

 

 

 

English, Spanish: Ipas Africa’s website provides country profiles for Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Zambia. A resources section includes presentations dealing with abortion care for young women and abortion attitudes and transformation.   

 

 

 

English: As a division of the International Planned Parenthood Foundation, IPPFAR provides a wide range of sexual and reproductive services to both women and men in 44 countries in Sub-Sahara Africa. Under the “Where We Work” section, country profiles are listed with detailed initiatives and contact information.   An additional resource section is also included with information related to sexual health in Africa.

 

 

Planned Parenthood: Arab World Region

 

 

English: As a division of the International Planned Parenthood Foundation, IPPF AWR supplies family planning and other related health services according to local needs, customs, and laws. Under the “Where We Work” section, country profiles are listed with detailed initiatives and contact information.  An additional resource section is also included with information related to sexual health in the Arab World. 

 

 
 

 

English, Spanish, French, Arabic: 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. Other important resources available on this website include: personal abortion stories from individuals of all walks of life and faiths around the world, a list of websites selling fake abortion pills, and a pregnancy calculator.

 

 

 

Asia
 

 

English:  The Asia Safe Abortion Partnership is a division of the International Consortium of Medical Abortion. The website includes extensive information on medication abortion, as well as detailed country profiles with information about the laws and accessibility of abortion services.

 

International Consortium for Medical Abortion  

 

 

 

 

English: As a division of the International Planned Parenthood Foundation, IPPF ESEAOR aims to supply all women, children, and men to improve their health status and meet their reproductive and sexual health needs. Under the “Where We Work” section, country profiles are listed with detailed initiatives and contact information.  An additional resource section is also included with information related to sexual health in East and South Asia, as well as the Oceania region.

 

 

 

English, Spanish, French, Arabic: 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. Other important resources available on this website include: personal abortion stories from individuals of all walks of life and faiths around the world, a list of websites selling fake abortion pills, and a pregnancy calculator.

 

 

 

Australia and New Zealand
 
 
 

 

English: This website includes a pregnancy calculator, a pregnancy decision making questionnaire, and a list of pregnancy options counselling telephone lines.  Information about to expect for surgical and medication abortion are also provided.

 

 
International Consortium for Medical Abortion  

 

 

 
 

 

English: As a division of the International Planned Parenthood Foundation, IPPF ESEAOR aims to supply all women, children, and men to improve their health status and meet their reproductive and sexual health needs. Under the “Where We Work” section, country profiles are listed with detailed initiatives and contact information.  An additional resource section is also included with information related to sexual health in East and South Asia, as well as the Oceania region.

 

 
 

 

English, Spanish, French, Arabic: 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. Other important resources available on this website include: personal abortion stories from individuals of all walks of life and faiths around the world, a list of websites selling fake abortion pills, and a pregnancy calculator.

 

 

 

Global
 

 

English, Spanish: 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: Working in the Catholic social justice tradition, Catholics for Choice does research, policy analysis, education, and advocacy on issues of gender equality and reproductive health worldwide. The website includes information about CFC as well as links to publications and reports.

 

 

 

English, French, Spanish: The Guttmacher Institute is a non-profit 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 wealth of information on the topics of abortion, contraception, pregnancy, HIV/AIDs and STIs, adolescent sexual health, and men’s sexual health. Many of the articles and factsheets take an international perspective.

 

 
International Consortium for Medical Abortion  

 

 

 
 
 

 

English, Spanish: This website provides current information about Mifeprex (mifepristone) for both providers and patients, including health and safety information as well as how to obtain the pill. An important section, “Is Mifiprex right for me?” details factors and circumstances under which Mifiprex should not be used. 

 

 
 

 

English, Spanish, French, Arabic: 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. Other important resources available on this website include: personal abortion stories from individuals of all walks of life and faiths around the world, a list of websites selling fake abortion pills, and a pregnancy calculator.

 

 

 


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