Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Study Finds Telemedicine for Administration of Abortion Pill Safe and Effective
Reuters: Abortion pill via telemedicine seen safe, effective, by Amy Norton:
Women prescribed the "abortion pill" after a videoconference with a doctor appear to fare as well as those who have a face-to-face visit, a new study finds.
The findings, researchers say, suggest that using technology to expand access to the abortion pill can be safe and effective -- though it remains controversial.
The study found that of 449 women seen at Iowa Planned Parenthood clinics, those who were given the abortion pill after a "telemedicine" consult had a successful abortion 99 percent of the time. . . .