High quality PAC services should be accessible and available to all women who experience an incomplete abortion, whether it was spontaneous (miscarriage) or induced. Research has shown that PAC services do not have to be limited to tertiary health facilities but can also be provided at lower-level, rural health facilities. Midlevel providers can safely provide PAC services, including treatment of complications using MVA or misoprostol. All levels of health systems should be equipped with the necessary equipment, drugs, and supplies to provide those services. PAC services should include counseling, treatment of incomplete and unsafe abortion and complications, contraceptive and family planning services and other reproductive and other health services as needed. The PAC Model page provides more information about the range of services that ideally should be provided to postabortion women.
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