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Contraception. 2018 Feb;97(2):86-89. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2017.05.019. Epub 2017 Aug 3.

Putting abortion pills into women's hands: realizing the full potential of medical abortion.

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Women Help Women, The Netherlands. Electronic address:
Cambridge, MA, USA.


The promise of medical abortion to both reduce maternal mortality and morbidity from unsafe abortion and to expand the reproductive rights of women can only be realized if information and reliable medicines are available to all women, regardless of their location or the restrictions of their legal system. Activist strategies to actualize the full potential of abortion pills are highlighted.


Abortion helplines; Abortion hotlines; Self-induced abortion; Self-managed abortion; Task shifting and Task sharing in abortion care; Telemedicine

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