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WCAX Interviews MacAfee on FDA Abortion Medication Decision

January 25, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson

(JANUARY 25, 2023) Lauren MacAfee, M.D., associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, was interviewed by WCAX-TV for a story on medication abortion and the FDA’s recent decision allowing patients to pick up an abortion pill from certified retail pharmacies with a prescription. (Click on headline for more.)

Lauren MacAfee, M.D.

(JANUARY 25, 2023) Lauren MacAfee, M.D., associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, was interviewed by WCAX-TV for a story on medication abortion. The FDA’s recent decision allowing patients to pick up an abortion pill from certified retail pharmacies with a prescription, she says, benefits people who live in rural areas or rely on telehealth - people who “might have an ultrasound done in, say, a local emergency department, then have a telemedicine visit with a provider, and not necessarily have to travel just to get that medication.” Medication abortion accounted for 51% of all abortions in the country in 2020, according to the CDC.


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WCAX Interviews MacAfee on FDA Abortion Medication Decision

January 25, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson

(JANUARY 25, 2023) Lauren MacAfee, M.D., associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, was interviewed by WCAX-TV for a story on medication abortion and the FDA’s recent decision allowing patients to pick up an abortion pill from certified retail pharmacies with a prescription. (Click on headline for more.)

Lauren MacAfee, M.D.

(JANUARY 25, 2023) Lauren MacAfee, M.D., associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, was interviewed by WCAX-TV for a story on medication abortion. The FDA’s recent decision allowing patients to pick up an abortion pill from certified retail pharmacies with a prescription, she says, benefits people who live in rural areas or rely on telehealth - people who “might have an ultrasound done in, say, a local emergency department, then have a telemedicine visit with a provider, and not necessarily have to travel just to get that medication.” Medication abortion accounted for 51% of all abortions in the country in 2020, according to the CDC.


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