Just last month, one of our RHAP fellows led a workshop for a group of New York-based physicians, nurse practitioners, and midwives on the fundamentals of counseling and managing medication abortions using mifepristone (the “abortion pill”). She taught them how to counsel patients about their options, what tests to run, what to do if they don’t have access to ultrasound equipment, how to manage complications, and strategies to address administrative barriers to providing medication abortion. Everyone in the workshop shared their knowledge, experiences, and questions and learned from each other about how they can best serve patients who are seeking abortion care. Two clinicians in the workshop coordinated to arrange abortion referrals, as one of the clinicians has yet to integrate medication abortion into her practice.
Our goal is to continue to expand medication abortion training to reach more clinicians than ever. This month, we ask you to help us train 440 clinicians across the country in medication abortion via the 22 workshops we will offer throughout the year. We need to raise $24,000 to do this. Your support now will allow us to offer clinicians continuing education credit, tools, resources, and even start-up supplies. If you give by May 31st, your impact will be doubled thanks to a dollar-for-dollar match from a generous donor! Donate today!