Post Abortion Sexual and Reproductive Health Care

Comprehensive sexual and reproductive health checks and services are key elements of post-abortion care, including contraception, and testing and treatment of STIs.

See also contraception options for people living with violence in the section Recognising and Responding to Reproductive Coercion.


Contraception: An Australian Clinical Practice Handbook

This book is an essential resource for practitioners working in reproductive health. It is clinically focused, contains the most up-to-date evidence and information about contraception, and is informed by leading clinicians in the field. The handbook can be purchased online via the link provided. (Source: Family Planning NSW, Family Planning VIC, True QLD)

Straight to the Point; Talking IUC

Step-by-step guidance to addressing concerns with intrauterine contraception. (Source: The Global INTRA Group)


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, and health practitioners can request login details for the websites. The Murray PHN portal has a range of pathways, including emergency contraception, STI management, sexual health checks, and others. Register or request access via the provided link and search for the pathway using the keyword 'contraception'.

FSRH Guideline: Quick starting contraception

This guideline from the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) is intended for use by health practitioners providing contraception in any setting within the UK. It is also widely used by clinicians in Australia.

UK Medical Eligibility Criteria for contraceptive use

This document offers guidance to providers of contraception regarding who can use contraceptive methods safely. The recommendations do not indicate a best method for a patient nor do they take into account efficacy. Also widely used by clinicians in Australia. Also available via the same link is a Hormonal and Intrauterine Contraception summary table. (Source: Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH))

Australian Medicines Handbook

Australian Medicines Handbook is an evidence-based independent medicines reference used by clinicians in the Australian healthcare sector. It includes concise and extensive information and comparative drug data that allows clinicians to compare drugs and apply the information to their clinical practice. Subscription can be purchased online via the link provided. (Source: RACGP, PSA, ASCEPT)