The purpose of the study is to evaluate a service through which a patient can obtain medical abortion pills by mail without coming in person to the clinic. This study aims to improve access to abortion for people who may find it challenging to come to clinics due to distance, the costs of travel, the need for childcare, lost wages, or for other reasons.
Each study participant will be evaluated by videoconference, then obtain an ultrasound and other tests at facilities near home before and after the procedure. The study will use the same medicines that are used for all medical abortions at Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW).
The study has been approved by an ethics board. It is being coordinated by a nonprofit research organization. Participation in the study is confidential. Participant names will not be included in study data or be shared with anyone besides PPCW providers and the research team.
You may qualify for this study if you:
- Are pregnant and want a medical abortion
- Are not more than 69 days pregnant (10 weeks)
- Are in Oregon or Washington
- Have access to a smartphone, tablet, or computer with a webcam and microphone
If you would like to find out more, please call PPCW at 1-888-576-7526 to make an appointment with our study coordinator. You can also find more information at the study website at: www.telabortion.org.