WHO ABORTION CARE GUIDELINE – Translations of the guideline now available online

WHO recently updated the digital format for the Abortion Care Guideline to include a translation button for the site content in the following official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish  ̶  alongside Italian, Korean and Portuguese

You can access the Abortion Care Guideline here: https://srhr.org/abortioncare/.

To translate the page content, click this globe icon in the upper right corner of the webpage:

Please note that the translations on the website are generated by automatic machine translation services. The translations are provided for convenience and for informational purposes only. They are designed to facilitate understanding for speakers of the United Nations’ official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish, alongside Italian, Korean and Portuguese.

While WHO strives for accuracy, due to the limitations of machine translation, they say that not all translations will be perfect and there may be discrepancies, errors, omissions or nuances lost in translation. The original English version of the content on this site is the most accurate and authoritative source.

For official translations, please refer to WHO’s published materials: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240039483



Quality of abortion

Abortion care must be safe, timely, affordable, non-discriminatory and respectful. Quality of abortion care is foundational to this abortion care guideline. Quality of care is defined as care that is: effective, efficient, accessible, acceptable/patient centered, equitable and safe.

The abortion care pathway

Comprehensive abortion care includes provision of information, abortion management (including induced abortion and care related to pregnancy loss), and post-abortion care. This guideline includes recommendations for different abortion indications, and for different stages of the continuum of care (the “who”, “what”, “where” and “how”).

Enabling environment

Quality abortion care is supported by an enabling environment. The three cornerstones of an enabling environment are: (1) respect for human rights including a supportive framework of law and policy; (2) the availability and accessibility of information; and (3) a supportive, universally accessible, affordable and well functioning health system.

SOURCE: WHO, https://srhr.org/abortioncare/#translation