Video Lecture Presented by: Alissa Perrucci, PhD, MPH San Francisco General Hospital, Women’s Options Center Click here to download this video lecture Click here to download the Counseling for Pregnancy Ambivalence Lesson Plan/Facilitator Guide with Quiz. Citations Ambivalence as defined … Continue reading →
Not a Failure Summary: A patient who returns for a second or greater abortion indicates that the clinic and staff provided high-quality service and supported the patient. Viewing repeat patients as “failures” contributes to abortion shame and stigma.
The WHO Clinical Practice Handbook for Safe Abortion Care requires counseling “using simple language, maintaining privacy, supporting women to ask questions and taking time to give answers, and not imposing our personal values and beliefs.” Patient-centeredness is one of the … Continue reading →