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Comment on ‘Abortion care services delivered from a community sexual and reproductive health setting: views of health care professionals’: authors’ response
  1. Lucy Michie, MRCOG, DFSRH
  1. Specialty Trainee in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Sandyford Initiative, Glasgow, UK; michieluc{at}
  1. Sharon Cameron, MRCOG, MFSRH
  1. Consultant Gynaecologist, Chalmers Sexual and Reproductive Health Centre, Edinburgh, UK; Sharon.Cameron{at}
  1. Anna Glasier, FRCOG, FFSRH
  1. Honorary Professor, Department of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; Anna.Glasier{at}

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We thank Dr Kell and Ms McMahon for their comments1 on our article2 and for sharing their experience of running an abortion service from a community setting. It is reassuring to learn that both staff and patients welcomed this service and that both contraceptive provision and sexually transmitted infection diagnosis have improved as a result. We hope other clinicians providing abortion care services may be encouraged to consider the potential benefits of providing such services from a community setting.


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