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10 Facts You MUST Know About Non-Surgical Abortion

Myths and misunderstandings exist about the procedure -- so here are some facts about medical (also called medication or non-surgical) abortion.

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9. Many abortion providers have started offering women the choice of a medical abortion, and some doctors and clinics that never provided surgical abortions now offer medical abortion services. This is good news for women. Unfortunately, fewer and fewer doctors are receiving training in surgical abortion procedures because medical schools aren’t teaching it, students aren’t asking for it and the anti-choice forces have scared many potential providers away. Until this changes, medical abortion at least opens up some opportunities for women where there were none before.

10. Doctors who provide reproductive health care should be willing to administer medical abortions. Does yours?

Carol King is a feminist writer and blogger.

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