TelAbortion study featured in Cosmopolitan
Gynuity’s innovative study on telemedicine* provision of medical abortion is featured in the March 2018 issue of Cosmopolitan. The article, “Abortion’s Next Frontier: Video Chat”, is available digitally here.
The TelAbortion study evaluates the use of telemedicine for providing a medical abortion to women who may have difficulty getting to a clinic where abortion is provided. The time, travel costs, lost wages, and childcare arrangements involved in accessing this basic reproductive right can be a substantial hardship for many women in the United States. Even though millions of women have used abortion pills, and their safety is well-established, the medications are not available in pharmacies (even with a prescription) and instead must be obtained directly from providers. Through the TelAbortion study, women receive the medications by mail and are followed by their providers remotely.
For more information about this study, please visit TelAbortion.org.
[*Telemedicine is the remote delivery of health care services and clinical information using a variety of telecommunications including phone, video, and the internet.]