Guidance Abounds for Prescribing Medication Abortions
When medication abortion received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000, some abortion advocates believed that primary care practices would be quick to offer the service. In doing so, advocates hoped, access to abortion care would grow while the stigma attached to terminating a pregnancy would diminish.
@aalam Practices can obtain a variety of technical and clinical tools from the Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP), including a toolkit for primary care providers. Training in Early Abortion for Comprehensive Healthcare (TEACH) offers an extensive curriculum that includes medication abortion instructions. Multiple organizations have developed simplified protocols for providing medication abortion that do not involve in-person visits or clinical testing.