CANADA – Canada removes access barriers to abortion with mifepristone + misoprostol

Over the first year of mifepristone being available in Canada (2017-18), we conducted surveys and interviews with physicians and pharmacists and invited them to join a virtual Community of Practice. We explored their barriers to providing mifepristone – mandated physician-only dispensing and pharmacist training, inadequate coverage and payment, and confusion about changing regulations.

CANADA: ULTRASOUND & MEDICAL ABORTION – Doctors in Canada can now prescribe abortion pills without a woman having to have an ultrasound. 

Previously, the Canadian product monograph for medical abortion pills (brand name Mifegymiso) indicated that an ultrasound was required before prescribing the pills to confirm the number of weeks of pregnancy and to rule out an ectopic pregnancy. “With the changes … Continued

ALBERTA, CANADA – Province backs proposal to protect schools from anti-abortion protests

On 14 March a candidate for provincial office in the upcoming May elections said she had been approached by constituents about anti-abortion demonstrations taking place outside a number of schools, including, it seems, a kindergarten. The protesters were filmed and … Continued

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