Medical abortion via telemedicine for women and adolescents in rural Moldova: breaking barriers with technology

  Reproductive Health Training Center                  Moldova

Reproductive Health Training Center uses a novel service delivery model for women and girls in rural Moldova that allows self-management of medical abortion (MA) with remote guidance from a provider. Women seeking MA will receive counselling from an obstetrician/gynecologist via a videoconference and will subsequently obtain medication at a participating pharmacy. Follow-up to confirm MA success and assess satisfaction with the service will also be remote. Upon demonstrating the feasibility, effectiveness and acceptability of telemedicine MA services in Moldova, Reproductive Health Training Center will seek to integrate the model into the national public healthcare system.