Fewer than half of GPs let their names be given to women using abortion helpline

The Irish Independent

Eilish O’Regan

JUST 126 of the 253 GPs who have so far signed up to provide medical abortions are allowing their names to be released to women who ring up the ‘My Options’ freephone information line.

If a GP allows their name to be released as part of the information line directory it means that women inquiring about abortion may be able to choose who is the most convenient to attend.

Doctors who have signed up, but not allowed their names to be released, are likely to mostly provide the service to their own patients or accept referrals from other GPs who are not participating. . . [Full text]

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