Victorian Rural Clinical Network for Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion

This clinical network relates to the clinical care and pathways for people experiencing unintended pregnancy and abortion in rural Victoria. Areas of focus include case studies related to medical abortion, uptake of effective contraception post abortion, and service system development.

Participants include General Practitioners, practice nurses, nurse practitioners, Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, practice managers, researchers, and specialist abortion providers.

An advisory committee determines the content and agendas for the network to ensure relevancy for rural clinicians and to respond to emerging issues and developments in clinical practice. Dr Paddy Moore, Head of the Abortion and Contraception Service, Royal Women’s Hospital is the clinical lead for the network.

The network meetings are held quarterly using video-conferencing software. Below are recordings of meeting presentations and discussion.

Read more about the clinical network here.

Victorian Rural Clinical Network Meeting

Meeting date: 2 June 2020 Video content: Update from 1800 My Options, discussion of case studies from various services.

Abortion Care during COVID-19: Case Study Discussion

Meeting date: 7 April 2020 Video content: Clinical case study presentation by The Women’s: Women with persistent bleeding following medical abortion, and treatment in COVID-19 context

Abortion and Contraception Care during COVID-19

Meeting date: 24 March 2020 Video content: Abortion care for pregnant people who have tested positive for COVID-19, or in quarantine, or self-isolated & Professional development and support for direct service providers in the context of COVID-19

Reproductive Coercion - Pamela Doherty, Children by Choice

Meeting date: 18 March 2019. Video content: Pamela Doherty from Children by Choice presented on reproductive coercion.