Study explores use of mobile technology to help women self-assess their eligibility for early medical abortion

New research from South Africa suggests that women can use mobile devices, such as phones or tablets, to accurately assess their eligibility for medical abortion via an online gestational age calculator.

Findings from the Ipas-funded research project were recently published in the journal Reproductive Health. Led by principal investigator Dr. Jane Harries at the University of Cape Town, the study investigated whether women could use a mobile-optimized website to determine their gestational age prior to seeking an abortion.

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