Undergraduate teaching

Medical school curriculums

Doctors for Choice UK advocates for comprehensive abortion care teaching as part of the core curriculum in all UK medical schools.

Many of our members are involved in delivering abortion teaching in medical schools across the country and have undertaken research in what is being taught and where.

The committee is developing teaching materials that will be freely available for staff to use in their own medical schools, but in the mean time the lesson plans are available to download now.

Preclinical ethics and law

The aim of this session is to: 

  • Outline current law and professional guidance on abortion and conscientious objection.

  • Describe UK and worldwide prevalence of abortion.

  • Describe the current political climate around abortion in the UK.

  • State key arguments for and against decriminalising abortion in the UK.


Download the lesson plan.

Integrated clinical aspects

The aim of this session is to: 

  • To prepare students to be a competent practitioner.

  • To know what to do when a woman requests an abortion - or has an abortion-related complication - including those who have a conscientious objection.


Download the lesson plan.