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Jill Durocher

Non-physician clinicians can safely provide first trimester medical abortion

Published
May 31st, 2009
Type
Publication
Topic
Medical Abortion
Authors
Yarnall, J., Swica, Y., Winikoff, B.

Reprod Health Matters; 2009 May; 17(33):61-9; doi:10.1016/S0968-8080(09)33445-X

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.