Doctor calls for stop of 'demeaning' practice of watching women swallow Mifegymiso 'abortion pill'
Not required in Canada, but doctors at Regina General Hospital still do it
By Stephanie Taylor, CBC News
Posted: Aug 11, 2017
Doctors should stop the "demeaning" practice of supervising a woman while she swallows the Mifegymiso abortion pill, a professor says.
Dr. Wendy Norman teaches at the University of British Columbia and chairs family planning research for the Public Health Agency of Canada and Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
She said a myth exists that physicians are required to watch a patient ingest mifepristone — one of a two-drug combination packed together as Mifegymiso, for medical abortions.