Abortion Resource Guide - Training

The websites listed below identify training opportunities for health care providers on abortion.

Abortion Access Project

The Abortion Access Project seeks to ensure access to abortion for all women by increasing abortion services, training new abortion providers, and raising awareness about the critical importance of abortion access to women's lives.  Abortion training primarily occurs in Ob-Gyn and Family Practice residency programs, although concerns have been raised about the lack of adequacy of training in both specialties

Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy:  The Kenneth J. Ryan residency training program in family planning and abortion

The Ryan Program provides funding and technical expertise to help ob-gyn residency programs comply with the abortion training mandate of the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Depending on the circumstances of each institution, the Ryan Program either supports the development or expansion of a hospital-based abortion service or facilitates a collaboration with a free-standing abortion provider such as Planned Parenthood.


Ipas is an international organization dedicated to reproductive rights advocacy and training.  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' global and country programs include training, research, advocacy, distribution of equipment and supplies for reproductive-health care, and information dissemination.

National Abortion Federation (NAF)

NAF is the professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada.  NAF offers information on policy regarding abortion and training and services to abortion providers.


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Alicia Luchowski, MPH
Health Care for Underserved Women/ LARC Program

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188 | Mailing Address: PO Box 70620, Washington, DC 20024-9998