Post Abortion Care and Management After Induced Abortion During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Chinese Expert Consensus

Adv Ther. 2021 Feb;38(2):1011-1023. doi: 10.1007/s12325-020-01610-9. Epub 2021 Jan 18.


The rapid spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has posed complex challenges to global public health. During this pandemic period, access to essential services including post-abortion care (PAC) has been disrupted. Along with the clinical management of the disease in women, protection of the healthcare workers and medical staff from nosocomial infection is important to ensure infection control. Thus, in order to implement the proper contraceptive measures and to reduce the rate of repeated abortion, the family planning group of minimally invasive gynecological branch of the Liaoning Medical Association organized a committee of experts to formulate guidance and suggestions to ensure the timely treatment and surgery of women opting for abortion, the implementation of PAC, implementation of safe contraceptive measures after surgery, and the protection of healthcare professionals and medical staff from infection. We believe these guidelines might be helpful for obstetrics and gynecology departments in China and globally, as well for women who wish to undergo abortion during these unprecedented times.

Keywords: China; Contraception; Induced abortion; Infection; Novel coronavirus; Post abortion care.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abortifacient Agents / therapeutic use
  • Abortion, Induced*
  • Aftercare / methods*
  • COVID-19*
  • China
  • Consensus
  • Contraception / methods*
  • Contraceptive Agents
  • Family Planning Services / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infection Control*
  • Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional / prevention & control
  • Pandemics
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Pregnancy
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Self-Management
  • Telemedicine*
  • Triage


  • Abortifacient Agents
  • Contraceptive Agents