Australia: Over-the-phone abortion service safe and effective, review finds

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Over-the-phone abortion service safe and effective, review finds

Kate Aubusson
5 Apr 2017

An over-the-phone abortion service has been providing Australian women with a safe and effective way of terminating pregnancies, a preliminary review has found.

The Tabbot Foundation gave more than 1800 women access to medical abortions without the need for a face-to-face doctor consultation over 18 months.

Its founders say the service allows women to avoid the potential for stigma and judgment harboured by some healthcare professionals and anti-abortion protesters at family planning clinics.

Continued at source: Cowra Guardian: http://www.cowraguardian.com.au/story/4578615/over-the-phone-abortion-service-safe-and-effective-review-finds/?cs=7