The effect of a simple educational intervention on interest in early abortion training among family medicine residents

Justine P. Wu, Ian Bennett, Jeffrey P. Levine, Abigail Calkins Aguirre, Scarlett Bellamy, Joan Fleischman

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Abstract

Objectives: We aimed to assess the effect of an educational intervention on the interest in and support for abortion training among family medicine residents. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional survey before and after an educational lecture on medical and surgical abortion in primary care among 89 residents in 10 New Jersey family medicine programs. Results: Before the lecture, there was more interest in medical abortion training than surgical abortion. Resident interest in surgical abortion and overall support for abortion training increased after the educational intervention (p<.01). Conclusions: Efforts to develop educational programs on early abortion care may facilitate the integration of abortion training in family medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)613-617
Number of pages5
JournalContraception
Volume73
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Keywords

  • Abortion (induced)
  • Family physician
  • Family practice
  • Residency
  • Training program

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