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Number Number 654, February 2016

ABSTRACT: Approximately one half (51%) of the 6 million pregnancies each year in the United States are unintended. A reproductive life plan is a set of personal goals regarding whether, when, and how to have children based on individual priorities, resources, and values. A lack of reproductive life planning, limited access to contraception, and inconsistent use of contraceptive methods contribute to unintended pregnancy. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists strongly supports women’s access to comprehensive and culturally appropriate reproductive life planning and encourages...

May 2015

Number FAQ043, May 2015

What is an induced abortion? When a procedure is done or medication is taken to end a pregnancy, it is called an induced abortion.

May 2015

SP043 Opciones durante el embarazo Si está embarazada, es importante que sepa cuáles son todas sus opciones. Puede optar por criar al niño, dar al niño en adopción o tener un aborto. Podría ser útil hablar con su pareja, un familiar o alguna amistad de confianza a medida que decide lo que debe hacer. Es posible que las clínicas que practican abortos proporcionen asesoramiento profesional. De no ser así, su proveedor de atención médica puede referirla a un consejero. Datos sobre el aborto provocado Los abortos provocados se pueden practicar de varias maneras. Algunos se hacen p...

April 2015

Number AP043, April 2015

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Number Number 613, November 2014

(Replaces No. 424, January 2009, Reaffirmed 2017)

ABSTRACT: Safe, legal abortion is a necessary component of women’s health care. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists supports the availability of high-quality reproductive health services for all women and is committed to improving access to abortion. Access to abortion is threatened by state and federal government restrictions, limitations on public funding for abortion services and training, stigma, violence against abortion providers, and a dearth of abortion providers. Legislative restrictions fundamentally interfere with the patient-provider relationship and decrease a...

November 2014

Number (Revised and approved November 2014), November 2014

The following statement is the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (ACOG) general policy related to abortion. The College’s clinical guidelines related to abortion and additional information are contained in the relevant Practice Bulletins, Committee Opinions, and other College documents.

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This list of Family Planning and Abortion resources, prepared by the College Resource Center Librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.

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