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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...

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...

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