Midwifery Abortion Core Education



The course “Integrating Abortion Care into Midwifery Scope of Practice” is now available for midwives to complete.

The Council acknowledges that some midwives may not want to participate in and provide abortion care on their own responsibility - it is their right to determine if they will do so.

This Abortion Law Reform education is focussed on the change in law and what that means for all health practitioners – midwives included - regardless of their belief systems.

Completion of this education does not make a midwife competent to provide abortion care - further education will be provided for those who want to provide midwifery-led abortion care.

Currently there is no education accredited by the Midwifery Council that enables midwives to provide midwifery-led abortion care. This will be developed.

Te Kura Matatini ki Otago, Otago Polytechnic has provided self-enrolment instructions for the course. To start learning right away, please click HERE and follow the step-by-step guide.

Once you have completed this course please update your MyMCANZ continuing education profile and save your certificate in your portfolio.