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National abortion data vital to safe, accessible services

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MJA InSight+, Issue 10 / 18 March 2019 EXPERTS are in the dark about the extent to which abortion is contributing to Australia’s historically low teenage birth rate, prompting renewed calls for the collection of national abortion data. In a Perspective published by the MJA, Professor Susan Sawyer, Chair of Adolescent Health at the University of Melbourne, and Dr Jennifer Marino, research fellow...

World Medical Association updates advice on medically indicated termination of pregnancy

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Australian Medical Association, October 21, 2018 Revised advice to physicians on medically indicated termination of pregnancy has been issued by the World Medical Association. At its recent annual General Assembly in Reykjavik, the WMA reiterated that where the law allows medically indicated termination of pregnancy to be performed, the procedure should be carried out by a competent physician...

Study: Abortion Pills Ordered Online Were Safe, But None Came With Instructions

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Rewire, Oct 10, 2017 New research shows that you can buy effective abortion pills online. This is a groundbreaking finding given that cost, travel, and onerous abortion restrictions often make in-clinic, first-trimester abortions inaccessible. In the study, published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed journal Contraception, researchers ordered abortion pills from 20 websites, none of which required a...

Safety of Medical Abortion Provided Through Telemedicine Compared With in Person

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Obstetrics & Gynecology, September 05, 2017 doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002212 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To compare the proportion of medical abortions with a clinically significant adverse event among telemedicine and in-person patients at a clinic system in Iowa during the first 7 years of the service. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study. We analyzed data on clinically significant...

The barriers to medical abortion [in Australia]

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Australian Journal of Pharmacy,  08/06/2017 Australian women are choosing medical abortion less often than international peers because there are barriers to access, argue two experts. in countries where mifepristone has been available for some time, about half of women seeking to terminate a pregnancy choose it over surgical termination. Access in Australia is relatively recent, and at this stage...

Access, equity and costs of induced abortion services in Australia: a cross-sectional study

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Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, January 2017, doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12641 Objectives: To examine access and equity to induced abortion services in Australia, including factors associated with presenting beyond nine weeks gestation. Methods: Cross-sectional survey of 2,326 women aged 16+ years attending for an abortion at 14 Dr Marie clinics. Associations with later...

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