Abortion Care Revolutionized
By Erika Bliss
At MYA Network, we are at the forefront of changing how abortion care is provided. We are joining other organizations to make access to abortion pills through telemedicine widely available.
Abortion with pills is rapidly becoming the method of choice for people who want to end their early pregnancies in the United States. Since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020, concerns about infection risk with Covid-19 has sparked a shift to telemedicine abortion. Now people can avoid unnecessary trips to clinics and still access abortion care with pills.
Research around the world has shown for years that ultrasounds and physical exams are unnecessary to qualify people for first-trimester abortions. Abortions can be safely and effectively self-managed by patients at home, with appropriate medical information and guidance, which can be provided remotely.
The Ms. Magazine article is a comprehensive look at the state of telemedicine abortion in the U.S.