Abortion – Improvement to existing services - Women in Scotland allowed to take the abortion pill at home

Posted 27 October 2017

Date: 27 Oct 2017

Type: Sexual and Reproductive Health News

Changes to existing services in Scotland

Scotland's Chief Medical Officer, Catherine Calderwood, has written to all health boards in Scotland to say the drug Misoprostol can be taken by women outside of a clinical setting. This will come into effect as of today, 27th October 2017.

The accompanying drug Mifepriston would continue to be administered and taken in a clinical setting.

Scottish Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell said "Scotland is now the only part of the UK to offer women the opportunity to take Misoprostol at home when this is clinically appropriate, a decision that allows women to be in control of their treatment and as comfortable as possible during this procedure."
FSRH believes women should be able to access safe and legal abortion wherever they live in the UK. Our vision is a UK in which there is no fear of harassment or stigma for women who consult healthcare professionals for abortion.

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