Why some women remain ignorant about medical abortion

SOME women have an unrealistic view of what’s entailed in a medical abortion and awareness of its availability is low in regional areas, a study shows.

The first qualitative Australian study to explore why women choose a surgical procedure or a mifepristone-plus-misoprostol abortion has found privacy or personal feelings about ‘being in control’ can be as important as practical issues such as convenience and cost.

The study, conducted among 15 abortion providers in Victorian metropolitan areas, including four