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Experiences of termination of pregnancy in a stand-alone clinic situation
  1. Caroline Boorer, MB BS, MFFP, Clinical Medical Officer1 and
  2. Judy Murty, MB ChB, DRCOG, MFFP, Senior Clinical Medical Officer2
  1. Central Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and South Lincolnshire Healthcare NHS Trust, UK
  2. Leeds Family Planning Services, Leeds Community and Mental Health Teaching Trust, Leeds, UK
  1. Correspondence Dr Judy Murty, 19 Swinsty Court, Clifton, York, YO30 5ZP. Tel: 01904 692518, Fax: 01904 692518, email: murty{at}easynet.co.uk

Abstract

This paper describes the authors' experience of conducting termination of pregnancy on conscious patients in community settings. If patients are appropriately selected and prepared, and the procedure conducted in the presence of well-trained and motivated nursing assistance, the method described is successful, safe and acceptable to patients.

  • community setting
  • local anaesthetic
  • termination of pregnancy
  • Accepted September 12, 2000.

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