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Non-physician clinicians can safely provide first trimester medical abortion

Published
May 31st, 2009
Type
Staff Publication
Topic
Medical Abortion
Authors
Winikoff, Beverly, Swica, Yael, 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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