Reproductive Health Services in Rural Washington State: Scope of Practice and Provision of Medical Abortions, 1996-1997
Dobie, Sharon A.
Rosenblatt, Roger A.
Hart, L. Gary
American Journal of Public Health. 2000 Apr; 90(4): 624-626.
OBJECTIVES: This study explored reproductive health care in rural Washington State, reasons given by providers for not offering abortions, and providers' willingness to use medical abortifacients. METHODS: Physicians, midwives, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in rural Washington completed an inventory of reproductive health services that they provide, whether and why they do not perform abortions, and whether they would use medical abortifacients. RESULTS: Of the respondents, 89.2% reported providing reproductive health care. Only 1.2% reported performing surgical abortions, and 26.1% indicated that they would probably prescribe medical abortifacients. CONCLUSIONS: Few providers offer surgical abortions in rural Washington. Greater numbers report a willingness to prescribe medical abortifacients.
Abortifacients; Abortion; Attitudes; Conscience; Contraception; Diagnosis; Drugs; Education; Health; Health Care; Health Services; Knowledge; Malpractice; Medical Education; Methods; Midwives; Nurse Midwives; Nurses; Patient Care; Physicians; Prenatal Diagnosis; Reproduction; Reproductive Health Services; Risk; Rural Population; Statistics; Surgery; Survey; Women's Health;
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Reproductive Health Services in Rural Washington State: Scope of Practice and Provision of Medical Abortions, 1996-1997 Dobie, Sharon A.; Rosenblatt, Roger A.; Glusker, Ann; Madigan, David; Hart, Gary (2000-03)