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Medical Abortion Forum 23 June 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? New models of care and ongoing challenges.’

Forum speakers:

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


Full audiorecording download (MP3 270 MB) Large file – Duration: 115 min.

Kathy McNamee presentation slides (PDF 520 KB)

Angela Rutherford presentation slides (PDF 520 KB)

Feedback from participants

Is medical abortion increasing access for women in Victoria? : new models of care and ongoing challenges : proceedings of a forum 23 June 2016 [audiorecording and slides] / Women's Health Victoria - Melbourne : Women's Health Victoria, July 2016