Move to free-up medical abortion rules during COVID-19

The pandemic has led to a spike in women seeking pregnancy termination yet many are struggling to access the service, says Professor Danielle Mazza
Move to tweak medical abortion rules during COVID-19
Professor Danielle Mazza.

Update: The story originally stated RANZCOG had updated its guidance on mandatory pre-treatment ultrasound. In fact, the college has included a link to UK guidelines advising ultrasound may not be necessary.

Strict rules around medical abortion need to be relaxed because the pandemic is hampering women’s ability to access it, a coalition of GPs and reproductive health specialists say.