Emergency department provider knowledge and attitudes around self-managed abortion
Awarded 2020
Complex Family Planning Fellowship Research
Stephanie Frazin, MD
University of California, San Francisco

This is a mixed-methods study to better understand emergency department provider knowledge, attitudes and practices around abortion and self-managed abortion. We will conduct a cross-sectional mixed-methods study. This will be conducted with explanatory design where an initial quantitative survey of emergency department providers will be administered with the goal of informing development of questions for in-depth interviews. Our study is novel because we intend to sample a geographically diverse study sample will provide a foundation of understanding of emergency department provider knowledge around abortion and self-managed abortion. This research will inform an educational intervention to increase emergency department provider knowledge about abortion and self-managed abortion, including specific education and support around legal information that will enhance protection of people who have chosen to self-manage their abortion.