Clinical Practice Resources

MS Health Product Information

This link takes you to product and medicine information sheets for both health practitioners and consumers, such as MS-2 Step medication, mifepristone, misoprostol and ulipristal acetate.

The use of Mifepristone for Medical Abortion

A statement developed and reviewed by the Women’s Health Committee and approved by the RANZCOG Board and Council.

Guidelines for the use of Rh(D) Immunoglobulin (Anti-D) in obstetrics in Australia

A statement developed and reviewed by the Women’s Health Committee and approved by the RANZCOG Board and Council.

Supporting Pregnant Women

This link take you to helpful principles and guidance for a woman-centred conversation, practical skills, and a set of suggested questions that the health practitioner can use when a woman comes for her appointment. (Source: Children by Choice)

The Framework: Counseling for Patient-Centered Abortion Care

This resource is intended to teach person-centred pregnancy decision counselling in patient scenarios that often prove challenging. Healthcare providers, including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, counsellors, or clinic staff, often lack the training, language, or techniques to guide patients to self-directed decisions.(Source: Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health)

Unintended Pregnancy Options Counselling

Use the link provided to go to further information and a resource listing for unintended pregnancy options counselling and support.

Post-Abortion Counselling Services

Search on 1800 My Options for local counselling services by using the link provided and clicking on 'other services' and selecting 'counselling' in the filter section. Some providers are not listed on the online portal so please call 1800 My Options (1800 696 784) to obtain a full list of services available in your area.

HealthPathways

HealthPathways are a set of a web-based portals created by Primary Health Networks (PHN) across Australia for clinicians to use at the point of care to access locally accessible patient pathways. Each PHN has its own portal with localised information. Use the link provided to locate your relevant PHN and request access to the HealthPathways.

Pregnancy Counselling Rebates

Rebates are available for three non-directive pregnancy support counselling services per patient per pregnancy, for persons who are currently pregnant or have been pregnant in the preceding 12 months.

Guidelines for STI Testing and Treatment

The Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) has clinical treatment guidelines, an STI tool, and latest information about STI testing and treatment.

STI/BBV Testing Tool for Asymptomatic People

South Australian Sexual Health Awareness (SASHA) provides charts and information about how routine STI/BBV testing can be offered to asymptomatic people, and how to follow up.

Quick guide to consider for potential abortion options

An easy to read table when considering medical or surgical abortion.