May 25, 2024

Reducing Stigma and Improving Referrals for Reproductive Health During COVID-19

This session was hosted on Thursday, July 30, 2020, and was the fifth session in ACU’s Policy & Practice Series.

The uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on childcare, employment, and overall financial wellbeing have led to tremendous stress for people with unexpected pregnancies. Many will seek support from health care institutions where they receive primary care. Frontline workers need to be prepared to offer non-stigmatizing, non-directive, and client-centered pregnancy options, counseling, and resources. By providing training on the intersection of stigma and the provision of reproductive health care, health care organizations will ultimately lower stigmatizing patient interactions and further invest in the professional development of staff.

Join this webinar to learn the vital role that clinicians and other frontline staff play in the provision of client-centered, non-stigmatizing care. This webinar and its accompanying resources will prepare health care leadership to enact pregnancy options counseling and education protocols for all employees and eliminate inequitable practices. Additional continuing education resources for staff and administrators will be shared.

Disclaimer: This presentation will review the best practices in providing neutral, non-directive, factual counseling and referrals for all pregnancy options, including abortion. The Hyde Amendment prohibits federal funds to be used to pay for abortion services outside of the exceptions for rape, incest, or if the pregnancy is determined to endanger the woman’s life.


• Anna Pfaff, MPH, Trainer and Outreach Coordinator, Provide
• Kara Hinkley, MPP, Region Director, Provide

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