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Online abortion service is safe and effective way to end pregnancy, finds study

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2351 (Published 17 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2351
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. BMJ

Online telemedicine provides a safe and effective method to end pregnancy, a study published in The BMJ has found.1

Rates of adverse events among 1000 women in Ireland who used such a service were low, and women were able to identify potentially serious complications and seek medical attention when advised.

The results provide the best safety evidence to date for self sourced medical abortion through telemedicine and have important implications for millions of women worldwide, said the researchers.

About a quarter …

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