4. MEDICATION ABORTION

Updated June 2020, by Montida Fleming MD and Stephanie Long MD

Medication abortion (medical abortion, or MAB) provides a safe, effective method of pregnancy termination whose use is increasing in the U.S. and globally. It can be offered in diverse settings without special equipment. This process allows for significant patient autonomy with appropriate education and follow-up as needed.

CHAPTER LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of this chapter you should be better able to:

  • Evaluate patients prior to medication abortion
  • Effectively counsel patients regarding medication abortion
  • Discuss criteria for needing additional follow-up

READING / RESOURCES

VIDEOS 

NEW VIDEO-BASED MEDICATION ABORTION IN PRIMARY CARE CME

Here you can learn evidence-based ways to:

    1. “See, do and teach” model for learning to counsel patients on medication abortion

    2. Evaluate patients in your everyday practice for medication abortion

    3. Discuss the need for additional clinical services after medication abortion

License

EARLY ABORTION TRAINING CURRICULUM Copyright © 2020 by UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. All Rights Reserved.