Key Terms

Acronyms and Abbreviations

ANauxiliary nurse
ANMauxiliary nurse midwife
CEDAWConvention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
CESCRUnited Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
CRVScivil registration and vital statistics
CSEcomprehensive sexuality education
D&Cdilatation and (sharp) curettage
D&Edilatation and evacuation
EMLWHO Model List of Essential Medicines (or Essential Medicines List)
EmOCemergency obstetric care 
ERGExternal Review Group
ERRGEvidence and Recommendation Review Group
ESTEvidence Synthesis Team
EtDEvidence to Decision
EVAelectric vacuum aspiration
GDGGuideline Development Group
GRADEGrading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation
GRCGuidelines Review Committee
HMISHealth management information systems
IUDintrauterine device
IUFDintrauterine fetal demise
LMISlogistics management information systems
LMPlast menstrual period
MVAmanual vacuum aspiration
NEMLnational essential medicines list
NGOnongovernmental organization
NMRAnational medicines regulatory authorities
NSAIDnon-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
OCPoral contraceptive pill
PCBparacervical block
PHCprimary health care
PICOpopulation, intervention, comparator, outcome(s)
RhRhesus (blood group)
SDGSustainable Development Goal
SRHsexual and reproductive health
STIsexually transmitted infection 
UHCuniversal health coverage
UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme
UNFPAUnited Nations Population Fund
USAUnited States of America
VASvisual analogue scale 
WHOWorld Health Organization