Provider trainings in Chile
- September 24th, 2018
Gynuity, National Abortion Federation and APROFA organized two provider trainings to support the provision of reproductive health services. A training on medical abortion and manual vacuum aspiration convened doctors primarily from outside the capital city of Santiago and from regions where resistance to legal abortion and conscientious objection among clinicians is common. Two days of theoretical training and hands-on practice with pelvic models were complemented with the option to do a practicum under the supervision of an experienced provider at a Santiago-area hospital. A second training focused on abdominal and intravaginal ultrasound techniques for midwives at freestanding reproductive health clinics and hospitals in the Santiago area. One day of theoretical training was followed by two days of practice with patients at a reproductive health clinic.