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.