Exploring US women's medication abortion experiences

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences

The purpose of the study is to understand better the experiences of those who have used mifepristone for early abortion care. Specifically, we are speaking with people of different ages different states. We are speaking with anyone who has used the drug since January 1, 2015.

Your Impact

We hope that the findings from this project will help improve abortion services in the US.

Eligibility Criteria

Female, Non-Binary Gender Groups

All Ages

Study Tasks



This study has received ethics approval from the Office of Research Ethics and Integrity at the University of Ottawa in Canada (File #S-04-18-551).


Qualitative research

Activity and Time

Health and Wellness

Interview, Phone Call

Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends

90 minutes total, 1 session

Researchers at the University of Ottawa would like to conduct 90-minute telephone interviews with anyone who has used mifepristone (also known as the abortion pill, medication abortion, or medical abortion) to end a pregnancy. You are eligible if you: - Used mifepristone to have an abortion on or after January 1, 2015 - Were living in the US, Puerto Rico, or a US territory at the time - Are sufficiently fluent in English to answer interview questions - Have access to a telephone, Skype, or Zoom During the interview, we will ask you series of questions about your background, your reproductive health history, and the circumstances surrounding the pregnancy. We will also ask you to tell us about your experience obtaining an abortion with pills and we will ask you to tell us about ways in which you think that services could be improved. All participants will receive a $40 gift certificate to Amzaon. Participation is both voluntary and confidential. Spots for this study are filled on a first come, first served basis. Please note that the abortion pill is not the same thing as emergency contraception, also known as Plan B or "the morning after pill."


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Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

You must be a resident in United States, North America to join this study

Posting date: Nov 17, 2020

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