Telemedicine as an alternative way to access abortion in Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic
In this article Women on Web examines the reasons that led users to turn to the Women on Web telemedicine service, and how the pandemic has affected this.
Access to abortion should be guaranteed in Italy by law 194. In reality, many women and pregnant people do not see this right guaranteed because of the high rate of conscientious objection among doctors. In a situation like this, the COVID-19 pandemic and related lockdowns have widened the gap of inequalities between those who, in Italy, can afford to have an abortion in hospital and those who cannot. Women on Web is an online abortion provider that supports people who are unable to access hospital services.