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Deciding women's lives are worth saving: expanding the role of midlevel providers in safe abortion care  
http://www.ipas.org/publications/en/issues_in_abortion_care/I7_E02_en.pdf
Makes a case for empowering, training and supporting nurses, physican assistants and midwives to deliver critically needed safe abortion and related services. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Independent health facilities: clinical practice parameters & facility standards: obstetrics & gynaecology: induced abortion  
http://www.cpso.on.ca/Publications/abortionbook.pdf
Provides a framework to assist physicans in developing quality management programs and a guide for assessing the quality of abortion services provided in their facilities. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Postabortion family planning benefits clients and providers  
http://www.popcouncil.org/pdfs/frontiers/pbriefs/PB4_PAC_05.pdf
Argues that provision of family planning methods is a central feature of post-abortion and post-miscarriage care and can result in benefits for clients, providers, and programs. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Manual vacuum aspiration: expanding women's access to safe abortion services  
http://www.ipas.org/publications/en/mva_expanding_access.pdf
Outlines both clinical and practical reasons supporting the use of manual vacuum aspiration (MVA)for induced abortion. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Abortion: ensuring access  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/175/1/9
Argues that access to reproductive health care, including abortion services, is essential to women's health. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Abortion clinics online  
http://gynpages.com/
Provides a directory service comprised of websites of providers of abortion services and other reproductive health care in Canada, the United States and Australia. (See Details)
"I am pregnant"  
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/pregnant3.pdf
Explores the three options available to women who find themselves with an unplanned pregnancy: parenting, adoption and abortion. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Improving access to abortion services in Ontario: recommendations for education programs, regulatory and accrediting bodies   
http://www.ontla.on.ca/library/repository/mon/25006/310396.pdf

Information sheet on a research report on access to abortion services in Ontario, along with recommendations from an expert panel for Education Programs, Regulatory and Accrediting Bodies  on improving access to high quality, abortion services in Ontario.
Based on four new studies that are a follow up to their abortion studies conducted 10 years ago. The four case scenarios include: availability of first trimester abortions in Ontario; complication rates, practices and procedures among Ontario hospital abortion providers; availability and safety of second trimester abortions in Ontario; and abortion curriculum and abortion training in Ontario Medical Schools.

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Published: 2011
Focus on abortion services in Quebec  
http://www.fqpn.qc.ca/contenu/pdf/ResearchCFCFQPN2010.pdf

A research report that examines the quality of abortion services offered in Quebec. Finds that, while Quebec offers better access to abortion services than does any other province in Canada, Quebec women still face many obstacles when they choose to terminate a pregnancy.

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Published: 2010
The right to an abortion for girls and women raped in armed conflict  
http://globaljusticecenter.net/publications/Reports/GJCbrief-final.pdf

Discusses the illegal denial of abortions to rape victims in conflict settings, and highlights how US abortion restrictions imposed on all humanitarian aid play a prominent role in this denial. The Global Justice Center (GJC) challenged these restrictions in a shadow report filed with the UN Human Rights Council for the Universal Periodic Review of the United States in November 2010. The brief concludes with a set of recommendations to States, the United Nations, the United States and civil society on what immediate steps they can take to enforce the legal rights to abortions of these victims.

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Published: 2010