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Unit 6: Manual Removal of the Placenta


This unit explains how to recognize indications for and perform manual removal of the placenta.


By the end of this unit, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize indications for manual removal of the placenta at multiple levels of care.
  • Perform manual removal of the placenta.

Timing & Methodology

Total: 45 minutes

  • 20 minutes: Facilitator Presentation and Group Discussion
  • 25 minutes: Demonstration


  • Print, download, and gather materials

Resources Available Online

Sexual and reproductive health services remain critical during COVID-19

IAWG members and partners are producing clinical and programmatic guidance, assessments, policy papers, and statements to ensure continued prioritization of sexual and reproductive health and rights throughout COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings.