Call to scrap GP abortion 'licences'

Only 1300 GPs have completed the mandatory training

The TGA rule forcing doctors to obtain a special licence before prescribing abortion medication is unnecessary and should be scrapped, a high-profile GP academic says.

Danielle Mazza
Professor Danielle Mazza.

The medical abortion drugs mifepristone and misoprostol have been legally available in most Australian states since 2013.

But due to a condition on the TGA listing, GPs and obstetricians are only allowed to prescribe the drugs