Prescribing Abortion Pill via Teleconsult Shows 99% Success Rate

28 Jul


Women prescribed the “abortion pill” after a videoconference with a doctor appear to fare as well as those who have a face-to-face visit, a new study finds.

The findings, researchers say, suggest that using technology to expand access to the abortion pill can be safe and effective — albeit controversial.

The study found that of 449 female patients of Iowa Planned Parenthood clinics, those who were given the abortion pill after a “telemedicine” consult had a successful abortion 99% of the time.(comapred to 97% success rate in conventional consultations)

Probably because patients who rely on teleconsults take the onus of following the doctors’ orders to a T

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Posted by on July 28, 2011 in medical



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