California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would continue a study in which nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and physicians assistants conduct first-term abortions.
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Aug 31, '12
Midwives, nurses can safely perform abortions
Abortions are just as safe when performed by trained nurse practitioners, midwives and physician assistants as when doctors do them, a new review of the evidence suggests.
Researchers analyzed five studies that compared first-trimester abortion complications and side effects based on who performed the procedures in close to 9,000 women - and typically found no differences.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Aug 31, '12
: Reason: Added title and link
Most people who hear "nurses" will think of RNs and LVNs, not NPs. I wish the headline had specified NPs and Nurse Midwives.
Last edit by Not_A_Hat_Person on Aug 31, '12
: Reason: clarity