Chapter 3. Recommendations and best practice statements across the continuum of abortion care

Pre-abortion (3.3)

This section includes information and recommendations first on the issues of mandatory waiting periods and third-party authorization, followed by recommendations on Rh isoimmunization, antibiotic prophylaxis, determination of gestational age of pregnancy, pain management, and cervical priming prior to surgical abortion, and finally also recommendations on the issues of restrictions on health workers who can provide abortions and conscientious objection.