Strong Evidence for PAC Training

  • Providing contraceptive technology updates, counseling workshops and in-service training in PAC can:
    • Increase the number of PAC patients who report that they received important information on their care and family planning options;
    • Increase the number of PAC patients who leave with a family planning method regardless of whether MVA or sharp curettage is used; and
    • Improve the quality of care.
  • Training increases physician satisfaction with MVA.
  • Training midwives to counsel PAC patients on family planning, STIs/HIV and nutrition (in addition to midwives undertaking other aspects of PAC, including emergency treatment using MVA) can increase counseling on these topics.