Push for nurse-led abortions

Nurses are willing to take over the 'time-intensive aspect' of early medical abortion care, says Dr Caroline de Moel-Mandel
Jocelyn Wright
Dr de Moel-Mandel
Dr Caroline de Moel-Mandel

There are new calls for nurses to take charge of most aspects of medical abortion to boost women’s access to terminaton services.

Aside from prescribing mifepristone-misoprostol (MS 2-Step), which must be done by a doctor registered with MS Health, medical abortion advocates say nurse-led evaluation, counselling and follow-up of patients would benefit rural women in particular.