Evaluation of a network of medical abortion providers in two districts of Maharashtra, India

Friday, April 1, 2011

This study examined experiences and service delivery of private medical doctors participating in a professional network designed to improve knowledge and service quality of medical abortion (MA) procedures. A cross-sectional assessment of 87 Medical Abortion Provider Network (MAPnet) participants was conducted between December 2006 and January 2007 to describe participants' service delivery and network experiences. The findings suggest that establishing and nurturing a network of private medical doctors can improve availability and quality of safe and early abortion services through MA.