20th Annual Mifepristone Medical Abortion Meeting
New York, NY, June 4-5
Over 130 clinicians, researchers, donors, reproductive health advocates, and pharmaceutical representatives gathered this June for Gynuity’s 20th annual mifepristone medical abortion meeting, “Mifepristone Medical Abortion: Responding to a World in Flux.” Participants heard updates about new science and programs designed to expand access to mifepristone from domestic and international colleagues. During small breakout groups, colleagues joined in-depth conversations about mifepristone reversal messages, providing medical abortion to displaced persons, streamlining 2nd trimester abortion, communications and messaging for popular media, and exploring telemedicine abortion globally. The second day of the meeting featured panels that examined the possibilities and problems of increased autonomy in using medical abortion. The sessions explored different types of services that could increase autonomy, disposal of products of conception as gestational age rises, and new technologies that could facilitate self-induced abortion. Thank you to our friends and colleagues for another inspiring meeting!