Clinical outcomes and women’s experiences before and after the introduction of mifepristone into second-trimester medical abortion services in South Africa

The introduction of a combined mifepristone-misoprostol regimen into public sector second-trimester medical abortion services in South Africa has been successful with shorter time-to-abortion events, less extreme pain and greater acceptability for women. High rates of uterine evacuation for placental tissue need to be addressed.

Academic paper: Simple online calculator for women to self-assess length of pregnancy for early medical abortion eligibility in South Africa

by Mariette Momberg, Jane Harries, Deborah Constant Reproductive Health 2016;13(40) In South Africa, use of medical abortion is available up to nine weeks of pregnancy, so timely access is essential. This pilot study – with 78 women seeking an abortion … Continued

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