Teleconsults for abortion as successful as face-to-face, review claims

Australian provider releases review of its first 18 months

Medical abortions arranged over the phone are just as successful as those involving a face-to-face consult, an Australian provider is claiming after evaluating its first 18 months of operation.

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The Tabbot Foundation, which posts mifepristone and misoprostol to women screened on the phone, says that of 754 women with documented outcomes, only 26 (3%) required surgical uterine evacuation and one remained pregnant.

Dr Paul Hyland, the foundation’s medical director, says the complication rate was consistent with those from medical

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