Journal article

Ten years on: a review of medical terminations of pregnancy performed in a sexual health clinic.

Sandra G Downing, Colette Cashman, Darren B Russell

Sex Health | Published : 2017

Abstract

Background Access to medical termination of pregnancy (MToP) services in regional Queensland remains inadequate and it is still possible for women and providers to be criminally prosecuted for accessing or providing abortion. Cairns Sexual Health Service (CSHS) has been providing medical terminations of pregnancy for 10 years, demonstrating that this service can be safely and successfully integrated into a primary healthcare setting. METHODS: A retrospective audit of MToPs performed between 2011 and 2015 was conducted to follow on from our previously reported audit covering 2006-09. RESULTS: In total, 1859 MToPs have been performed by CHSH since 2006, with 1712 within the 5-year period of 20..

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