Referrals for Unintended Pregnancy

A Curriculum for Health and Social Service Providers

Why referrals?

Health care and social service providers—nurses, physicians, counselors, social workers, case managers, and ministers—often serve as a critical link to getting women quality, compassionate care for a range of health care needs, including reproductive health care. Provide’s experience working in health and social service systems has shown us that these same individuals are both willing and able to play an essential role around pregnancy options counseling and access to prenatal care, abortion, or adoption resources. These professionals often do not have the tools or support to assist women facing unintended pregnancy. This is particularly true of situations where a woman does not want to continue her pregnancy.

Given this gap, Provide trains health and social service providers to offer non-judgmental, all options counseling and referrals to their clients and patients. Our training teams provide on-going follow-up support to integrate this training into work with clients and patients. We offer regularly updated resource lists so that health and social service providers always have the information needed to make effective referrals.

About Provide

Provide is a non-profit organization, founded in 1992. We see potential for any individual who cares for women to play a role in ensuring accessible abortion care. By addressing abortion within the context of the full range of women’s needs and our broader values, we help local partners make a significant contribution to women’s health and autonomy.