Abortion care is under constant threat and access to abortion care training is limited in primary care medicine. So, we are taking action by increasing our efforts to train more clinicians in medication abortion. The good news is that we have primary care clinicians who are eager to add medication abortion to their practices. By training more clinicians to provide medication abortion, we are decreasing abortion stigma, improving abortion referrals, and laying the groundwork to expand access to abortion care!
RHAP’s medication abortion workshops train primary care clinicians – family physicians, internists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives – in the fundamentals of counseling and managing medication abortions using mifepristone (the “abortion pill”) while providing them with needed continuing education credits. Our workshops cover how to counsel patients, what tests to run, what to do if they don’t have access to ultrasound equipment, how to manage complications, and more. We are ramping up our medication abortion training through securing certification for continuing education credit, expanding our Network with more experienced clinicians wanting to provide abortion services, ready to train, and offering these medication abortion workshops free of charge.
RHAP is working to expand medication abortion training to reach more clinicians than ever. This April and May, we ask you to help us train 440 clinicians across the country in medication abortion via 22 workshops we will offer throughout the year. Your support will allow us to offer clinicians continuing education credit, tools, resources, and even start- up supplies. Your impact will be doubled thanks to a dollar-for-dollar match from a generous donor!