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Contraception. 2005 Feb;71(2):84-8.

"You can't do that 'round here": a case study of the introduction of medical abortion care at a University Medical Center.

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Family and Community Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Albuquerque, NM 87101, USA.


Mifepristone medical abortion was introduced in 2002 into the University of New Mexico Medical Center clinic system through a joint effort of the departments of Family Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. A stepwise approach to the integration of medical abortion, manual vacuum uterine aspiration, and first trimester obstetric ultrasound was successful in overcoming a series of educational, political, economic and logistical challenges. The integration of medial abortion care into resident training in FM and Ob/Gyn may expand access to reproductive services in primary care settings.

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