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The Atlantic magazine features Gynuity research in an article about online abortion pills in the US

An article published in the magazine, The Atlantic, examines the practice of buying abortion pills online and features recent research by Gynuity Health Projects and Plan C.

Our study found that obtaining mifepristone and misoprostol from online vendors that do not require a prescription is feasible in the United States. Given our findings, we expect that some people for whom clinic-based abortion is not easily available or acceptable may consider self-sourcing pills from the internet to be a rational option.

For more information about our study, you can access the journal abstract at Contraception. 2018 Apr;97(4):287-291.

Gynuity Health Project’s E-news bulletin

Gynuity Health Project's E-news bulletin shares information about the work of our staff and collaborators in the field. We report on recent and upcoming meetings, highlights of new and ongoing projects, recently published articles and materials, and some of our key achievements. We will also have a "Spotlight on..." feature in each newsletter providing an in-depth look at a specific project.

Click here to view our May 2018 E-news bulletin
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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!

Gizmodo report features the TelAbortion study

An article featuring Gynuity’s TelAbortion study has been posted to the online media platform, Gizmodo, and is available to download here.

Gynuity’s innovative study evaluates the use of telemedicine for providing a medical abortion to women who may have difficulty getting to a clinic. Through the study, women receive medications by mail and are followed by their providers remotely. Women living in Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and Maine are currently eligible to participate.

For more information about this study, please visit TelAbortion.org

Gynuity & FIGO organize panel on postpartum hemorrhage management at ACOG 2018 Congress

American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting 2018

April 27 – 30, 2018│Austin Convention Center │ Austin, Texas

Rethinking Postpartum Hemorrhage Management: The Role of Simple Technologies in Expanding Access to Postpartum Hemorrhage Management

April 28, 2018 │ 9:00 – 9:50am │ Room 18AB

Moderator: Paul D Blumenthal, Stanford University Medical Center

  • Beyond blood loss: Role of shock index in PPH diagnosis. Jill Durocher, Gynuity Health Projects
  • New evidence on the potential role of the simple low cost drugs misoprostol and tranexamic acid (TXA) in expanding PPH management. Beverly Winikoff, Gynuity Health Projects
  • New insights and evidence from a multi-country study on use of condom uterine balloon tamponade in PPH management. Gillian Burkhardt, Gynuity Health Projects

Presentations will be followed by a brief Q & A. Presenters will also be available after the session to demonstrate assembly of the condom-catheter uterine balloon.

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) is a UK-based organization that brings together professional societies of obstetricians and gynecologists from around the world. Its vision is for women to achieve the highest possible standards of physical, mental, reproductive and sexual health and wellbeing throughout their lives.

Gynuity Health Projects is a US-based research and technical assistance organization which works globally to ensure that reproductive and maternal health technologies are widely available at reasonable cost, provided in the context of high-quality services, and offered in a way that recognizes the dignity and autonomy of each individual. 

Further details about the ACOG Annual Meeting 2018 can be found here.