Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Abortion Provision Snafu In Tasmania

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Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Abortion Provision Snafu In Tasmania
The state's shadow health minister is worried there could be backyard abortions.

Posted on February 8, 2018
Gina Rushton
BuzzFeed News Reporter, Australia

The closure of a single reproductive health clinic in Tasmania has sparked a national conversation about the barriers to accessing surgical abortion in Australia.

The procedure was decriminalised in Tasmania in 2013 but now its accessibility, particularly for poorer women, is being debated by state and federal politicians on both sides of the political spectrum, drawing in the federal health minister, as well as the prime minister.

Continued: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ginarushton/heres-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-abortion?utm_term=.nkZaKe8P0#.inDLamoAj

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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

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This could change the way Australian women get access to abortions

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This could change the way Australian women get access to abortions
By Felicity Nethery
April 5, 2017

An over-the-phone abortion service has been given an early tick of approval, after an independent preliminary review deemed the service to be a safe and effective way of terminating pregnancies for Australian women.

Since being approved in September 2015, the Tabbot Foundation has provided more than 1,800 women access to medical abortions without the need for a face-to-face doctor or psychologist consultation.

The telephone service allows women to be assessed over the phone and then prescribed the abortion drug mifepristone, or RU486, which is then posted out at a cost of about $250.

The Tabbot Foundation phone service has received some backslash during its 18 months of operation. However, an independent review of the first 1,000 women who used the service found it was comparable to that of medical abortions offered in person at existing clinics.

Continued at source: 9Honey News: http://honey.nine.com.au/2017/04/06/12/25/review-finds-over-the-phone-abortion-service-safe-and-effective

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