Professionals

Informed Consent

Informed Consent necessary for Patients undergoing Medical Termination

It is important for a medical practitioner to obtain INFORMED consent on any patient undergoing medical termination of pregnancy.

The major issues are:

  • The procedure may fail and the importance of follow up.
  • There is a risk of foetal damage following administration of the medication and having started the process it is not wise to “change ones mind” and continue the pregnancy.
  • The termination may be incomplete and surgical intervention necessary.

A detailed specimen consent form compiled by the manufacturers of
Mifegyne ( www.mifepristone.com ) is on this website.

Gynaecology consent forms
Below are links for examples of Gynaecology consent forms.