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Medication Abortion 101: What is It and How it Works

October 12, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

AMWA offers this program to introduce what medication abortion is and when it is appropriate. This content is intended for physicians, fellows, residents, and medical students, to be better informed about the appropriate use of this method of abortion. And, we will have a discussion of the legal implications for prescribers and patients.  Participants are eligible for 2 CME credits.


This event is available on the AMWA Learning Hub for Members-Only Access. Join AMWA to gain access to the Learning Hub and watch the full Reproductive Health Access series and many more videos.

Instructions to Access the Video On the Learning Hub:

  1. Go to the Learning Hub
  2. Sign in with your AMWA Member Portal Credentials
  3. Search for “Medication Abortion 101”
  4. Click “View”



After attending this program, you will:
  •  Understand the need for medication abortion in the post-roe world including pattern of use, women’s preferences, issues around telehealth, and mailing versus in-person prescribing.
  •  Know which medications are used, how they work, patient eligibility, and contraindications
  •  Learn bout the FDA Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy when prescribing these medications
  •  Realize the issues and obstacles faced by women who choose to self-manage with these medications
  •  Recognize the clinical challenges presented in your state and in the states around you as well as the impact of federal laws.

PROGRAM MODERATOR: Claudia Morrissey, MD 


Linda Prine, MD, Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC, is co-founder of the Reproductive Health Access Project, the RHAP Fellowship, the Access list, the Reproductive Health MIG of the AAFP, and the Miscarriage and Abortion Hotline (M + A Hotline).  Dr. Prine works as a medication abortion provider in Southern New Mexico and for Aid Access, helping to get pills to Texas people. In all of these capacities, she has been a leader for full-spectrum reproductive health care: the integration of abortion, miscarriage and contraceptive care into family medicine teaching and services.
Caitlin Weber, MD, MS, IBCLC, FAAFP, is Associate Program Director for the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine at the Institute for Family Health, NYC site Fellowship Director for the Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship, and an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Texas at Austin, followed by Family Planning Fellowship at Columbia University. She currently practices and teaches full-scope family medicine in New York City including abortion and miscarriage care, contraception, prenatal care, office based procedures, care for those with a history of justice involvement, breastfeeding medicine, and primary care for patients of all ages.
Heather Stevens (she/her) is a Reproductive Health Fellow with the Institute for Family Health in Harlem, NYC. She spent 4 years working in a Federally Qualified Health Center prior to medical school and is passionate about making reproductive health care primary care. Throughout her medical training, she has been drawn to reproductive health and working with learners. She feels most rewarded when she is providing information and tools for people to make their own health decisions, and empowering others to take control of their bodies and health. This has led her to seek further training in abortion and reproductive care with the RHAP Repro Fellowship. After fellowship, she will provide primary care to underserved populations, with a focus on reproductive and gender-affirming care.
Amy LaCount, MD


October 12, 2022
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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