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Medical Abortion Forum 21 November 2016 Proceedings

In 2016 Women’s Health Victoria in partnership with Family Planning Victoria and the Royal Women’s Hospital held two forums relating to access to medical abortion in Victoria.

Safe access to abortion is good public health practice and plays an important role in supporting women’s health, equality and wellbeing. Access to medical abortion is associated with numerous potential benefits for women, including greater choice, as well as lower costs. However, in Victoria ongoing barriers to accessing medical abortion include high costs, the multiple appointments required, and a lack of services in rural and regional areas.

‘Is medical abortion increasing access for women in Victoria? What the research tells us’

Forum speakers:

Discussion was facilitated by Candy Broad, Women’s Health Victoria.


Please note that this is an edited recording of forum proceedings. Not all presentations are included in the audio recording.

Full audiorecording download (MP3 67 MB) Large file – Duration: 70 min.

Feedback from participants

Is medical abortion increasing access for women in Victoria? : what the research tells us : proceedings of a forum held 21 November 2016 [audiorecording] / Women's Health Victoria - Melbourne : Women's Health Victoria, January 2017