Category: Women’s Health

EP125-1 - Development of Medical Abortion Service at Academic Family Medicine Team

Thursday, Nov 23
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Background:
Approximately one-third of Canadian women seek abortion care during their lifetime. The recent approval of mifepristone in Canada provides primary care practitioners an opportunity to extend their reproductive health services to include medical abortion care. An association exists between postgraduate reproductive health training and subsequent intention to provide services.

Summary of Work:
A multidisciplinary working group, led by a second year resident and an experienced abortion provider developed a care pathway and resources including: patient informational resources, informed consent form, procedure check-list, and follow-up forms. Residents will complete the Medical Abortion Training Program and will be integrated into the care process.

Summary of
Results:
Preliminary results will be reported after a 6-month implementation of the medical abortion service. Number of mifepristone abortions, number of residents with clinical exposure and an assessment of residents’ intention to provide medical abortion care in their practice will be considered as process outcomes.

Discussion and
Conclusion:
We expect that with the implementation of a medical abortion service in an academic family health team, resident physicians will develop the confidence to provide medical abortion care. This is an important factor in increasing access to medical abortion care across Canada.

Inna Genkin

Inna Genkin is a family medicine resident at Women's College Hospital at the University of Toronto, graduating in June 2017. She will complete Enhanced Skills Training in Women's Health at Women's College Hospital at the University of Toronto, graduating June 2018. She has a particular interest in reproductive health.

Inna Genkin

Inna Genkin is a family medicine resident at Women's College Hospital at the University of Toronto, graduating in June 2017. She will complete Enhanced Skills Training in Women's Health at Women's College Hospital at the University of Toronto, graduating June 2018. She has a particular interest in reproductive health.

Inna Genkin

Inna Genkin is a family medicine resident at Women's College Hospital at the University of Toronto, graduating in June 2017. She will complete Enhanced Skills Training in Women's Health at Women's College Hospital at the University of Toronto, graduating June 2018. She has a particular interest in reproductive health.