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Non-physician clinicians can safely provide first trimester medical abortion

May. 2009
Staff Publication
Medical Abortion
Swica, Yael, Winikoff, Beverly Yarnall, J., Swica, Y., Winikoff, B.

In this article the role of mid-level health care providers in the provision of first trimester medical abortion care is discussed. The authors emphasize that non-physician providers such as nurses and midwives are well-positioned to offer services and that doing so could greatly expand access to medical abortion for women, especially in rural or remote areas.

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