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EXPLAINED: Who Can Safely Provide Abortion?

Dr. Monica McLemore, of the University of California San Francisco, explains the most up-to-date research on who can safely provide abortions.

For more information, watch the extended lecture version and download the video companion materials.

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.
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.
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 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.