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SHINE SA Forum: Medication Abortion in Primary Care

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SHINE SA, October 2022 This forum will look at the impact of recent changes to the decriminalisation of abortion in South Australia for clinicians. Presented by Dr Tessa Moody, this forum will discuss access to medical and surgical abortion and how to integrate this service within general practice. We will also discuss the follow up processes including contraception provision. Dr Tessa Moody is a...

Webinar: Supporting Primary Health Care Clinicians in SA in the Provision of Medical Abortion

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SPHERE: NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women in Primary Care, October 2022 The primary objective of the webinar is to provide general practitioners, practice nurses and community pharmacists with the support required to initiate EMA services in their area. This will be undertaken by providing an overview of: • the context of South Australian legislation...

Early medical abortion: reflections on current practice

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O&G Magazine (RANZCOG), by Dr Lisa Rasmussen In the last 30 years, medical abortion has globally become an established, safe and straightforward method for pregnancies of less than nine weeks gestation. It is now recommended by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as the method of choice for women up to nine weeks gestation. The reality of providing medical abortion for...

It’s time to lift the restrictions on medical abortion in Australia – Professor Caroline de Costa

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The Conversation, April 1, 2019 6.13am AEDT Over the past thirteen years, many Australian women have used the drug mifepristone (RU486) to bring about a medical abortion. Rather than undergoing a surgical abortion in a clinic or hospital operating theatre, a medical abortion is induced by taking drugs prescribed by a doctor. But while mifepristone has been available in Australia since 2006, only...

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...

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...

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