What is it about?

This is a trial comparing animations with standard consultations for early medical abortion in the UK, France and Sweden. The trial found no difference in information recall and acceptability between animations and standard consultations. Animations can be used to effectively provide information to patients in a reproductive health setting.

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Why is it important?

Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, access to healthcare has become restricted. By providing good quality information to patients about early medical abortion via an online animation, this helps maintain access to abortion care during this time.

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Animations are important for people who may not have the best literacy skills and don't benefit from patient information leaflets. The animations can help improve their understanding of a medical procedure and reduce anxiety.

Dr John Reynolds-Wright
University of Edinburgh

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This page is a summary of: Information on early medical abortion for women using an audiovisual animation versus face to face consultation: a consortium randomized and quasi‐randomized trial, Acta Obstetricia Et Gynecologica Scandinavica, June 2020, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/aogs.13944.
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