Can mifepristone medical abortion be simplified?. A review of the evidence and questions for future research

Wesley H. Clark, Marji Gold, Daniel Grossman, Beverly Winikoff

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Abstract

Mifepristone medical abortion has been a valuable addition to the reproductive health options of women. Aspects of its provision have however sometimes limited its accessibility and use. This article summarizes existing evidence for simplifying the provision of medical abortion and thus increasing its availability. We identify three ways through which medical abortion provision might be simplified based on existing evidence and suggest five additional simplifications that require further research to confirm their safety and efficacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-250
Number of pages6
JournalContraception
Volume75
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2007

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Keywords

  • Abortion
  • Access
  • Mifepristone
  • Misoprostol
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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