In this timely presentation, UCSF pediatric and family medicine physicians describe how PCPs can help remove barriers to reproductive care and meet the individual needs of patients with unwanted pregnancies. Their talk includes pointers on nonjudgmental counseling, a review of relevant safety issues, how to assess patients seeking medication abortion (including simple paths to estimating gestational age), the advantages and disadvantages of medication versus an in-clinic procedure, and straightforward follow-up practices.
- Discuss the current landscape of abortion care in the US and recognize our role and responsibility in promoting reproductive autonomy and justice
- Perform patient-centered, non-judgmental pregnancy options counseling
- Support patients who want to terminate a pregnancy in evaluating available abortion options, including medication or aspiration