Use of mifepristone for medical abortion in Australia, 2006–2009

Caroline M de Costa
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (4): .
Published online: 21 February 2011

To the Editor: At budget estimates hearings of the Senate Community Affairs Committee in June 2010, answers were provided to questions on notice asked by Senator Guy Barnett to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) about the use of mifepristone for medical abortion in Australia since 2006.1 The answers are of interest as they include the number of practitioners who have become authorised prescribers of mifepristone in Australia since the “Harradine Amendment” was overturned in federal parliament in February 2006, as well as details of their practice.

  • Caroline M de Costa

  • James Cook University School of Medicine, Cairns Campus, Cairns, QLD.



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