New on-line program details mifepristone

The Washington, DC-based National Abortion Federation (NAF) has launched the first interactive on-line continuing medical education (CME) program to allow health care providers to learn more about mifepristone.

The new program contains five modules that focus on medical abortion regimens, management of side effects and complications, counseling, ultrasound, and service delivery issues. It also includes interactive questions and video clips from NAF’s Early Options video education series.

Available at www.earlyoptions.org, the program will allow providers to earn up to five hours in Category I credit toward the American Medical Association’s Physician Recognition Award. The program may be reviewed free of charge; to earn CME credit, cost is $17 for NAF members and $20 for nonmembers.

Since mifepristone was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000, NAF has educated nearly 4,400 health care providers about the safe and effective use of medical abortion.