Action 6: Refer for Safe Abortion


6. Refer for safe abortion: Unsafe abortion can cause future infertility. Providers in fertility/infertility programmes should identify and liaise with other providers and organizations that provide safe abortion, to coordinate activities that help all women receive safe abortion services when needed.

Elective abortion is controversial in many societies. Great differences in perspective exist in different cultures. Consistent with societal values and laws, it is important to promote and to  assist access to safe abortions for all women needing them. Safe abortions reduce maternal morbidity and mortality, and reduce subsequent infertility and its associated personal and societal costs. (ASRM and SRSb, 2008)