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An OB-GYN comprehensive abortion care (CAC) master trainer explains components of the manual vacuum aspirator (MVA). MVA is a safe and effective method of abortion that involves evacuation of the uterine contents using a hand-held, portable aspirator, and is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Ipas Development Foundation supported the introduction of MVA into the public health system of India, and works in partnership with governments of 12 states to train CAC providers on this technology as part of their high-quality abortion services. This photo was taken the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital, a CAC training center.

Ipas University is for you if you work on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) topics, primarily in low- and middle-income countries. With a focus on focus on abortion care, Ipas University’s online, self-paced courses are designed for practicing clinicians, clinicians in training, health-care workers, program administrators and other professionals who work in SRH programming.

Ipas is an established leader in clinical training, with more than 30 years of experience training clinical providers on high-quality abortion care. Over the years, our training has expanded to cover topics beyond the clinical aspects of abortion care to include issues related to sexual violence, gender issues, values clarification and human rights. To learn more about Ipas as an organization, visit Ipas.org.

Ipas University is not meant to be a substitute for hands-on clinical training. For the most recent clinical recommendations, see Ipas’s Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health.


Available Courses

Ipas University offers a variety of courses on abortion care for young women, medical abortion, the Ipas MVA Plus, abortion VCAT facilitation and various health supply management topics.


Quick-Start Instructions: Using the Humentum Learning Management System

Ipas University is best used with Chrome or Edge Internet browsers. When you sign in to the Humentum Learning Management System:

  1. Click on “My Catalogs.”
  2. On the next screen, click on “Ipas University.”
  3. Click on the icon for either “Catalog: English Courses” or “Catalog: Cursos en Español” to see a list of available courses.