WHY OFFER MEDICATION ABORTION AS A PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER?
More than 80,000 Canadians choose abortion each year. Research shows that many would prefer to obtain abortion care from their primary care provider, the health care provider who they know and trust, instead of going to an abortion clinic.1
MEDICATION ABORTION IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE
Medication abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol is a safe and effective way for primary care providers to offer abortion care. Sold under the brand name Mifegymiso®, the medications are covered by provincial health insurance and are approved for use up to 9 weeks of pregnancy.
LEARN FROM EXPERTS IN ABORTION CARE
The National Abortion Federation (NAF) Canada invites you to increase continuity of care for your patients by learning to prescribe medication abortion. NAF Canada promotes, enhances, and ensures access to quality abortion care. Visit nafcanada.org for more information about the organization or https://cvent.me/YPb9Qy to register for training.
ONLINE TRAINING WITH MAINPRO+® CREDITS
NAF Canada’s online training course on medication abortion is designed specifically for primary care providers. Training is delivered through a mix of self-paced modules and a live session. Topics covered include medication abortion protocols, patient-centered counselling, and how to offer medication abortion in a primary care setting. Up to 5.75 Mainpro+® credits are available.
1 Vogel KI, LaRoche KJ, El-Haddad J, Chaumont A, Foster AM. Exploring Canadian women's knowledge of and interest in mifepristone: results from a national qualitative study with abortion patients. Contraception. 2016; 94(2):137-142. doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2016.04.008