With the overturn of Roe v. Wade, patients in states with restricted access to abortion will seek out-of-state or self-managed abortions, and patients in all states will experience increased wait times for abortion care. As abortion services are time-sensitive, primary care physicians must be prepared to facilitate and expedite needed care.

The goal of this content is to provide primary care physicians (PCPs) with the skills to counsel patients before and following abortion care.  The presenters will provide resources to overcome geographic, financial, and testing barriers to abortion access, and skills to assess patient preferences, eligibility for abortion, and to discuss expected symptoms and contraceptive options following an abortion.

Any PCP who cares for pregnancy-capable patients will have patients who have had or will need an abortion.  Internal medicine training, however, does not typically include abortion care.  While not all PCPs will have the resources and training to prescribe medication abortion, all PCPs can facilitate pre- and post-abortion care.  This content will help fill the training gap for PCPs to provide pre- and post-abortion care.

Continuing Education Units Available: 1.0 CME; 1.0 MOC
CME/MOC Expires:  December 3, 2025

To receive CME / MOC credit, you must
(1) View all content recordings and case studies (viewing one section will give access to the following sections);
(2) Open and complete the Evaluation/Assessment; and
(3) Open the Certificate and claim your certificate (print/save for your records).


  • Alexandra Backorik, MD, EdM; Boston Medical Center
  • Rachel S. Casas, MD, EdM; Penn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Vidya Gopinath, MD; Brown University Medicine
  • Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, MD, MS; University of California, San Francisco
  • Swati Shroff, MD; Thomas Jefferson University

This activity is FREE for SGIM/ACLGIM Members but you will need to REGISTER. (Click on the Live Web Event link below and then click the blue REGISTER button on the right side of the page).

The price for non-members is $25.00.

Course Topic

Clinical Practice, Medical Education, Medical Ethics, Women's Health

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