Planned Parenthood North Central States is proud to be a site for the TelAbortion Study.
The goal of this study was to create a more convenient, patient-centered method of abortion where patients can obtain their medical abortion pills by mail (without needing an in person appointment at a Planned Parenthood health center).
The study was approved by an ethics board and was coordinated by a nonprofit research organization.
This research found that direct-to-patient telemedicine abortion service is safe, effective, efficient, and satisfactory. This study also confirmed medical abortion using telemedicine and mail is effective and can be safely provided without a pretreatment ultrasound. You can learn more about results published the journal of Contraception here and the press coverage here.