Online Abortion Service Women on Web: a vital alternative.
The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Texas in Austin, Princeton University and the University of Edinburgh. They looked at the data of 1,000 women in Ireland and Northern Ireland who used the service of Women on Web between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2012.
Key findings include:
- Abortion using online telemedicine are highly effective, and outcomes compare with in clinic protocols;
- Rates of adverse events are low;
- Women are able to self identify the symptoms of complications and most (95%) seek medical attention when advised.
The study is the best evidence to date that self sourced medical abortion through online telemedicine is highly effective, with low rates of complications.