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Medication Abortion ASAP

 

 

Medication Abortion ASAP (MA-ASAP) was a pilot research study in Minnesota and Colorado that evaluated a streamlined way to provide medication abortion (abortion with pills) over the web.

Typically, a person seeking medication abortion must first meet with an abortion provider in person or remotely by videoconference, so that the provider can explain the abortion process and make sure that the medications are appropriate for that individual.

The MA-ASAP research study evaluated a different approach.

In MA-ASAP, the person learned about the abortion process and submitted relevant medical information online. The study doctor reviewed the information. If the doctor determined that no further information or tests were needed, the person received the medications in a discreet package by mail or picked them up at the clinic, without a face-to-face meeting with the doctor. All follow up was completed remotely.

Enrollment in the study is now complete and data analysis is underway. This page will be updated with the findings once they become available.