Knowledge Hub

With the aim of supporting and providing resources to reproductive health advocates across the globe, Global Doctors for Choice has gathered resources related to advocacy for comprehensive reproductive health and rights, including abortion, and thus to improve access to reproductive healthcare.

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list.  We will continue to gather and add resources, and invite you to contact us to suggest resources.

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Second Trimester Abortion

Date: April 2016 Topics: Data Sources    Resource Types: Publications
This fact sheet presents, through a series of questions, different aspects around second trimester abortion ranging from the frequency to the safety of the procedure. It emphasizes approaches and treatments based on the latest available evidence and recommendations. This resource is in Spanish.

Roots of Change: A Step-by-Step Advocacy Guide for Expanding Access to Safe Abortion

Date: April 2018 Topics: Physician Advocacy    Resource Types: Publications
“This guide is intended for advocates interested in supporting expanded access to safe abortion care in their countries. It will help you and your colleagues develop a strategy that considers

Existential Experiences in a Clinical Context: On Abortion in Secularized Sweden

Date: March 2010 Topics: Data Sources    Resource Types: Publications
This study “sheds light on secularized forms of meaning-making and contributes with knowledge about women’s existential experiences and needs in relation to induced abortion.” It shows that existential aspects of

Conscience Magazine: 2018 Issue 1

Date: 2018 Topics: Data Sources    Resource Types: Publications
This issue of Conscience Magazine “takes an in-depth look at 50 years of Human Vitae,” where the hierarchy of the Catholic Church came to reject contraception, and its real world

The Family Planning and Reproductive Health Indicators Database

Topics: Data Sources    Resource Types: Websites
Measure Evaluation’s Family Planning and Reproductive Health Indicators Database provides a comprehensive listing of the most widely used indicators for evaluating family planning and reproductive health programs in developing countries.

Abortion with Pills vs. Miscarriage: Demystifying the Experience

Topics: Data Sources    Resource Types: Publications
“This fact sheet demonstrates that, from a medical perspective, there is no physiologically significant difference between a medication abortion and a miscarriage.” It can be used to start a conversation

Evidence-based Recommendations to Improve Reproductive Healthcare for Incarcerated Women

Date: September 2017 Topics: Data Sources    Resource Types: Publications
This paper describes standards for evidence-based reproductive healthcare for incarcerated women in the US, but its recommendations are grounded in a human rights framework that can be applied globally. It

Digital Health for Social and Behavior Change: New Technologies, New Ways to Reach People

Date: 2018 Topics: Data Sources    Resource Types: Publications
This brief discusses how professionals can use digital technologies to contribute toward promoting, adopting, and maintaining sexual and reproductive health and well-being. The brief includes challenges of digital applications, evidence

Social and Behavior Change: A Critical Part of Effective Family Planning Programs

Date: 2018 Topics: Data Sources    Resource Types: Publications
This document provides a general overview of high impact practices pertaining to social and behavior change, and how these principles can be applied to high impact family planning programs.

Abortion in South Africa: A Reporting Guide for Journalists

Date: May 2018 Topics: Communication Skills    Resource Types: Publications
Bhekisisa Mail & Guardian Centre for Health Journalism created a reporting guide to help journalists and writers describe when abortion is legal in South Africa, explain medical terms, and develop

Advocating for access to safe reproductive health care.