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Table 2 Key emergent themes from the study

From: Medical termination of pregnancy service delivery in the context of decentralization: social and structural influences

Theme Training provider’s perspectives Training participant’s perspectives
Motivations for decentralization Provision of local services for rural women Provision of local services for rural women
Reducing demand on urban service providers
Enablers for decentralization Urban organisations partnering with a rural organisation Having access to MToP protocols and resources
Having a rurally-based organisation provide coordination in the rural setting Gaining support from rural colleagues also interested in MToP provision
Changes in the MToP regulatory environment
Challenges to decentralization Lack of a clear and defined system for MToP provision throughout Victoria MToP demand versus supply
Provider stigma