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Question reference: S6W-08150

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 21 April 2022
  • Current status: Answered by Maree Todd on 3 May 2022


To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-07061 by Maree Todd on 14 March 2022, when the evaluation of early medical abortion will begin; when it is expected to be completed, and what the terms of reference of the evaluation are.


The evaluation of early medical abortion at home began in October 2021, with of the final report currently due in autumn 2022. The evaluation seeks to provide further evidence regarding the safety, and efficacy of the current early medical abortion at home arrangements and to consider the experiences of women in Scotland accessing abortion early medical abortion services. It will also review practices and procedures in each NHS Board area and, where appropriate, identify areas of good practice.