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Table 3 Opinions on amount of teaching of individual topics

From: What should medical students be taught about abortion? An evaluation of student attitudes towards their abortion teaching and their future involvement in abortion care

  Much too little A bit too little About right A bit too much Much too much Total
UK law on abortion 1 (1%) 11 (10%) 97 (89%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 109
Doctors’ legal and professional right to opt out of providing abortion care 3 (3%) 12 (11%) 80 (73%) 12 (11%) 2 (2%) 109
Conducting a pregnancy options consultation 18 (17%) 59 (54%) 30 (28%) 2 (2%) 0 (0%) 109
How to respectfully opt out of abortion care 9 (8%) 26 (24%) 61 (56%) 10 (9%) 3 (3%) 109
Identifying women who may need counselling before making a decision about abortion 23 (21%) 52 (48%) 32 (29%) 2 (2%) 0 (0%) 109
Supporting women to make a decision about abortion 15 (14%) 48 (44%) 44 (40%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 109
Referring to an abortion provider 14 (13%) 40 (37%) 53 (49%) 2 (2%) 0 (0%) 109
Completing the HSA1 (abortion) form 11 (10%) 21 (19%) 75 (69%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 108
What surgical abortion (vacuum aspiration) entails 5 (5%) 39 (36%) 63 (58%) 2 (2%) 0 (0%) 109
What a surgical abortion (dilatation and evacuation) entails 5 (5%) 42 (39%) 59 (54%) 3 (3%) 0 (0%) 109
What early medical abortion (< 10 weeks gestation) entails 2 (2%) 34 (31%) 70 (64%) 3 (3%) 0 (0%) 109
What later medical abortion (> 10 weeks gestation) entails 5 (5%) 39 (36%) 63 (58%) 2 (2%) 0 (0%) 109
Abortion-related complications/risks 7 (6% 29 (27%) 69 (64%) 3 (3%) 0 (0%) 108
Why women seek abortions 10 (9%) 28 (26%) 70 (65%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 108
Guest speaker: woman who has had abortion 8 (7%) 16 (15%) 75 (69%) 7 (6%) 3 (3%) 109
Guest speaker: doctor with a conscientious objection to abortion 17 (16%) 24 (22%) 56 (51%) 9 (8%) 3 (3%) 109
Clinical exposure to abortion provision 29 (27%) 33 (30%) 46 (42%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 109
Moral arguments for and against abortion 6 (6%) 20 (18%) 69 (63%) 9 (8%) 5 (5%) 109
TOTAL 188 (10%) 573 (29%) 1112 (57%) 68 (3%) 18 (1%)