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Technical Seminar on “Use of mifepristone and misoprostol in gynecology and obstetrics”

08/24/2017

Santiago, Chile, 24 August, 2017

The Constitutional Court of Chile ruled in favor of the decriminalization of abortion in cases of risk to a woman’s life, non-viable fetus, and rape on August 21st, 2017. That same week, Gynuity Health Projects led a technical meeting on medical abortion in Santiago, Chile, in partnership with a local advocacy organization, Corporación Miles, and colleagues from the National Abortion Federation (NAF). Meeting participants came from Santiago and other regions throughout the country and included midwives, representatives from hospitals, universities, and NGOs. The court decision generated significant enthusiasm and interest among meeting participants to receive the latest evidence and recommendations for use of abortion medications and strategies for integration of medical abortion into services to ensure high quality services for women.