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Medication Abortion ASAP

Medication Abortion ASAP looked at an easier way to give medication abortion (abortion with pills) online. 



Medication Abortion ASAP (MA-ASAP) was a pilot research study (a small study that helps test the methods of a research project before doing a large study) in Minnesota and Colorado that looked at a streamlined way to provide medication abortion (abortion with pills) over the internet. 

Typically, a person seeking medication abortion (abortion with pills) has to meet with an abortion provider in person or remotely by videoconference before they are given the medications for an abortion. This step is done so that the provider can explain the abortion process and make sure that the medications are a good fit for that person. 

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.

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