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2018 Clinical Policy Guidelines for Abortion Care

The mission of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care, which promotes health and justice for women. An important part of this work is to develop and maintain evidence-based guidelines and standards as well as to educate providers in the latest technologies and techniques. NAF’s programs make it possible for women to obtain the highest quality abortion care.

Like its precursors, the 2018 edition of NAF’s Clinical Policy Guidelines for Abortion Care (CPGs) serve to provide guidance for facilities to use in establishing their clinical policies. The CPGs are developed by consensus, based on rigorous review of the relevant medical literature and patient outcomes. These guidelines are intended to provide parameters to ensure that patients have access to the highest quality abortion care.

NAF's Clinical Policy Guidelines were first published in 1996 and have been revised annually since then. Since inception, they have been based on the methodology described by David Eddy, MD, in A Manual for Assessing Health Practices and Designing Practice Policies: The Explicit Approach. Clinical policy guidelines are defined as a systematically developed series of statements, which assist practitioners and patients in making decisions about appropriate health care. They represent an attempt to distill a large body of medical knowledge into a convenient and readily usable format. In this new edition for 2018, we have incorporated the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations.

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