Date: 28 August 2023
The RACGP supports the RANZCOG evidence-based clinical guidelines on abortion care. This guideline will be helpful for GPs who support women in the various aspects of reproductive health. A sound implementation strategy and accompanying support will be key to ensuring the guideline is used in the primary care stetting. The RACGP provided specific feedback on the guideline including: ensuring that information about Australian products is easily accessible; ensure language the encourages patient choice is used throughout; removing ambiguity from recommending antibiotic prophylaxis; the inclusion of caesarean section when considering the method of abortion for women with a scarred uterus; and ensuring that all content and language is inclusive of trans, gender diverse and intersex people.
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RACGP response to RANZCOG Clinical Guideline for Abortion Care in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand (PDF)