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Allow English women to take medical abortion pill at home, say doctors

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 29 June 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2879
  1. Jacqui Thornton
  1. London

Wales has joined Scotland in allowing women to take the medical abortion drug misoprostol at home, sparking calls for England to follow and “extend them the same dignity.”

Currently in England, women who have an early medical abortion take one drug, mifepristone, in the clinic then need to return to take a second drug, misoprostol, 36-48 hours later.

On 29 June, Vaughan Gething, the Welsh government’s cabinet secretary for health and social services, announced a change in the rules to …

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