International Planned Parenthood Federation – Medical Abortion Commodities Database: new and improved
The IPPF has redeveloped and relaunched its Medical Abortion Commodities Database (www.MedAb.org). The updated site was designed to be more user-friendly with improved accessibility on both desktop and mobile devices.
MedAb.org is the only public source of information on country-level availability of quality medical abortion commodities. First launched in September 2018, MedAb.org has filled a knowledge gap and been a reliable source of information on availability of quality medical abortion products at country level for four years. The site currently contains product information for 102 countries, including 22 brands of misoprostol, 44 brands of mifepristone and 15 brands of combipacks (combined mife and miso pills).
In 2021, use of the site grew significantly, with more than 30,000 active users, so IPPF undertook multiple analyses to understand more about these users. We redesigned the site to improve user experience for a broader range of user types, including researchers and academics. With more than half of site users identifying as individuals seeking abortion care, we improved signposting to trusted partners so that they can access reliable and timely information.
Keeping the database updated
IPPF relies on information from partners around the world to keep MedAb.org updated.
If you have any information to share about the availability of medical abortion commodities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.