Termination of pregnancy
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Termination of pregnancy

Petra Kendall-Raynor Freelance health journalist

Essential facts

Under the supervision of a registered medical practitioner, nurses now plan, lead and manage a significant proportion of care for women undergoing medical termination of pregnancy. The current legislation, which governs how a termination of pregnancy is allowed, comes from the Abortion Act 1967, which was revised and updated in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990. It covers England, Scotland and Wales, but not Northern Ireland.

Nursing Standard. 32, 9,15-15. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.9.15.s16

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