Lynne Randall

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    Training for the doctor

     

    Lynne Randall , ppfa - USA
    In the 3.5 years following governmental FDA approval for Mifeprex, Planned Parenthood centers have provided medication abortion to over 100,000 women, now accounting for 22% of first trimester abortion services at Planned Parenthood. A comprehensive training program was designed to assist staff and physicians to incorporate medication abortion into their practices. A system-wide approach was taken to train, track, and communicate with providers in over 200 centers in the US. Technical assistance, on-site training, and data collection were critical in overcoming resistance and concerns about a new method of abortion care. Medication abortion, including home administration of misoprostol, has proven to be extremely safe, well accepted, and cost effective in Planned Parenthood centers