Postpartum and Postabortion Family Planning—A Call to Action

Postpartum and Postabortion Family Planning are High-Impact Practices that Must be Scaled Up through Universal Health Coverage and Primary Health Care Frameworks

Scaling up voluntary postpartum and postabortion family planning (PPFP and PAFP) has tremendous potential to address unmet need for family planning and improve maternal and newborn health outcomes. Universal Health Coverage and Primary Health Care frameworks provide opportunities to increase the availability, quality, and coverage of these interventions and advance progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

The USAID MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics project convened leaders in the family planning and maternal health communities in June 2023 to identify key barriers and enablers of PPFP and PAFP scale-up and recommendations to catalyze scale-up. Read the Global Convening Report.

Drawing on these discussions, MOMENTUM Safe Surgery, FIGO, and FP2030 have coordinated a Call to Action (French Version, Portuguese Version) released on Universal Health Coverage Day, December 12, 2023, for global and national stakeholders to join forces to advance PPFP and PAFP.

We want you to remain engaged! Please click on the logos above to learn more about the work of the partners endorsing this action-oriented agenda. Stay tuned for additional resources, including a White Paper on PAFP and PPFP, and a Postabortion Care (PAC) curricula highlighting PAFP, that will be available on this page in the spring of 2024.