GPs and Medical abortion - challenges, barriers and safety across Australia - Webinar 2
On-demand recorded 11 Apr 2022
Early medical abortion (EMA) is a mechanism that can be used to respond to an unintended pregnancy with one in five Australian women will have an abortion in their lifetime. However access to services, particularly in rural areas, and high out-of-pocket costs remain significant hurdles for women wishing to exercise reproductive choice (Family Planning Alliance Australia, 2016).
This webinar will focus on the challenges, barriers, and safety and legislation of medical abortion with a focus on general practice in rural and regional settings.
- Describe what medical abortion is in the Australian context
- Identify the barriers, facilitators, efficacy, and safety of medical abortion
- Describe legislative differences in access to medical abortion across states and territories of Australia
- Identify Rural and regional challenges across Australia in offering medical abortion services
This event attracts 2 CPD points
This event is part of AusCAPPS webinar series. Events in this series are:
Dr Amy Moten
Chair RACGP Specific Interests Sexual Health Medicine
Dr Amy Moten is the Coordinator, Medical Education at SHINE SA where she provides clinical education to doctors, registered nurses and midwives and other health professionals in South Australia. She also works as a GP with a special interest in sexual and reproductive health care and is Chair, RACGP Specific Interests Sexual Health Medicine.
Dr Miranda Sherley
BSc(Hons) PhD MBBS FRACGP FAChSHM
After completing her medical degree, Dr Sherley made an early choice to take up a career in Sexual Health Medicine. She completed training with the Royal Australasian College of General Practice and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians - Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine. In 2018 Dr Sherley started a private practice in Sexual Health Medicine and is the only private sexual health physician in her rural region.