Non-physician clinicians can safely provide first trimester medical abortion
- May 31st, 2009
- Staff Publication
- Medical Abortion
- Winikoff, Beverly, Swica, Yael, Yarnall, J.
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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