Dr. Monica McLemore, of the University of California San Francisco, explains the most up-to-date research on who can safely provide abortions.
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The following links provided the research used in this video:
Aztlan-James EA, McLemore M, Taylor D. Multiple Unintended Pregnancies in U.S. Women: A Systematic Review. Womens Health Issues.
Freedman L, Battistelli MF, Gerdts C, McLemore M. Radical or routine? Nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and physician assistants as abortion providers. Reprod Health Matters. 2015;23(45):90-92.
Health worker roles in providing safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception. World Health Organization (WHO); 2015.
McLemore M, Levi A. Nurses and care of women seeking abortions, 1971 to 2011. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2011;40(6):672-677.
McLemore MR, Desai S, Freedman L, James EA, Taylor D. Women know best–findings from a thematic analysis of 5,214 surveys of abortion care experience. Womens Health Issues. 2014;24(6):594-599.
McLemore MR, Kools S, Levi AJ. Calculus formation: nurses’ decision-making in abortion-related care. Res Nurs Health. 2015;38(3):222-231.
McLemore MR, Levi A, James EA. Recruitment and retention strategies for expert nurses in abortion care provision. 2015;91(6):474-479.
Shattell M. Nurses Oppose Political Interference in Reproductive Health Care. March 2, 2016.
Taylor D, Postlethwaite D, Desai S, et al. Multiple determinants of the abortion care experience: from the patient’s perspective. Am J Med Qual. 2013;28(6):510-518.
Upadhyay UD, Desai S, Zlidar V, et al. Incidence of emergency department visits and complications after abortion. Obstet Gynecol. 2015;125(1):175-183.
Weitz T, Anderson P, Taylor D. Advancing scope of practice for advanced practice clinicians: more than a matter of access. 2009;80(2):105-107.
Weitz TA, Taylor D, Desai S, et al. Safety of aspiration abortion performed by nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and physician assistants under a California legal waiver. Am J Public Health. 2013;103(3):454-461.
Weitz TA, Taylor D, Upadhyay UD, Desai S, Battistelli M. Research informs abortion care policy change in California. Am J Public Health. 2014;104(10):e3-4.