Australia: Medical abortion access restricted by cost, distance and knowledge

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Medical abortion access restricted by cost, distance and knowledge

January 23 2017
by Georgina Connery

Only 35 per cent of Australian women eligible for medical abortion are choosing the procedure over surgery, a new study has found.

Up-front costs, a lack of knowledge and needing to return for a check-up a fortnight afterward were factors University of Sydney and Monash University scientists believe hamper women's choices when it comes to terminations.

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Source, Sydney Morning Herald: http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/medical-abortion-access-restricted-by-cost-distance-and-knowledge-20170122-gtw8el.html