Medical abortion: it is time to lift restrictions

Caroline Moel‐Mandel and Melissa Graham
Med J Aust 2019; 211 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50363
Published online: 4 November 2019

To the Editor: In their article, De Costa and colleagues1 clearly demonstrate the importance of making mifepristone freely available for prescription to all registered Australian medical practitioners, and they emphasise that the current need for special registration discourages general practitioners to become involved in medical abortion provision. We conducted a cross‐sectional study of 39 GPs and 30 primary health care nurses from regional or rural Victoria and identified additional uptake barriers.2

  • Caroline Moel‐Mandel
  • Melissa Graham

  • La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC


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