New York Times Examines Medical Abortion Study

Today’s New York Times examines a recent study concerning medical abortion.

Abortion providers and other experts had different reactions to the study, which suggests that infection rates can be reduced if the medication is taken by mouth instead of vaginally, and with antibiotics. Most providers agreed that it was reasonable to change to the oral route, but some hesitated at routinely prescribing antibiotics, which can have side effects, for a procedure with a very low infection rate.

NAF was included in the article:

Vicki Saporta, president of the National Abortion Federation, a professional group whose members provide more than half the abortions performed in the United States and Canada, said the group’s medical experts would evaluate the findings. The current guidelines allow oral, buccal and vaginal administration, but do not include routine antibiotics.

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