Dr Brendan O'Shea: 'How to keep abortion numbers down? Free contraception and better education'
Dr Brendan O'Shea
February 20 2019
The first call to our practice on January 2, at 9.01am, was a hesitant voice requesting an appointment regarding a crisis pregnancy.
The health system had been on six months' notice that early medical termination of pregnancy was 'switching on' from January 1, particularly the 180 general practices where a GP and practice team had opted into the scheme.
The Irish College of General Practitioners' (ICGP) women's health programme had communicated intensely with GPs, devising under the most unsparing and critical gaze of the nation evidence-based guidelines, in keeping with new legislation and best practice.