Webinar: Medical Abortion – A Technology and Policy Update

Recorded: Thursday 29th July

Language: English

Description: This webinar, organised by the FIGO Committee for Safe Abortion, begins with two short updates on technology in early medical abortion and medical abortion beyond twelve weeks of gestation. The panel also discuss topics across self-care, telemedicine, abortifacient product quality, and post-abortion contraception.


Dr Jaydeep Tank, Chair of FIGO Committee for Safe Abortion, India

Professor Dame Lesley Regan, FIGO Honorary Secretary, UK


Dr Faysal El Kak, FIGO Vice President, Lebanon

Dr Carlos Fuchtner, FIGO President, Bolivia – Forward Looking Statement

Dr Basab Mukherjee, Member of FIGO Committee for Safe Abortion, India – Early Medical Abortion

Dr Laura Gil, Grupo Médico por el Derecho a Decidir, Colombia – Medical Abortion beyond twelve weeks of Gestation

Dr Guyo Jaldesa, University of Nairobi, Kenya – The Effect of Policy on Medical Abortion

Dr Dhammika Perera, Global Medical Director for MSI Reproductive Choices, UK – Abortifacient Product Quality

Dr Nathalie Kapp, Chief Medical Advisor, IPPF, USA – Self Care - Need and Safety

Dr Dominique Truan, University of Chile – Post Abortion Contraception

Dr John Townsend, Population Council, USA – Medical Ethical Perspectives