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Abortion: midwives will soon be authorized to perform instrumental abortions in hospitals

Abortion: midwives will soon be authorized to perform instrumental abortions in hospitals
Abortion: midwives will soon be authorized to perform instrumental abortions in hospitals

Like doctors, they will be able to perform this type of abortion up to the 16th week of amenorrhea, or the 14th week of pregnancy.

This is a measure that should make it possible to facilitate access to abortion in areas under pressure. On Tuesday 12 December the government announced that midwives will soon be authorized to perform instrumental abortion in healthcare facilities. The decree implementing the decision must be published by Thursday.

“Full support”

“Beyond the possibility granted to them to perform medical abortions since 2016, this new competence constitutes a strong response to the difficulties of access » welcomed Health Minister Aurélien Rousseau in a press release.

This measure was approved in the March 2022 law aimed at strengthening the right to abortion and tested for just over a year in 26 pilot institutions. A test that bore fruit, according to the minister responsible for equality between women and men, Bérangère Couillard: “It’s good wherever I go », he exulted AFP.

“I have been seeing women asking for an abortion in consultations for ten years and women often ask me ‘Will it be you on the day of the operation?’ I’m very happy to be able to tell them “It’ll be me” because there is global support » commented Delphine Giraud, obstetric coordinator of the“The House of Women » of Pitié-Salpêtrière, one of the pilot plants where the minister went on Tuesday.

Just like doctors, midwives will also be able to perform these instrumental abortions up to the 16th week of amenorrhea, i.e. the 14th week of pregnancy.


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