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Standardizing abortion research outcomes (STAR): A protocol for developing, dissemination and implementing a core outcome set for medical and surgical abortion.

Approximately one in four of all pregnancies will end in induced abortion with an estimated 56 million taking place worldwide every year [1]. Medical and surgical abortions have low complication rates; however, due to the ubiquity of abortion and the potential for complications if performed unsafely or inappropriately, the need for robust clinical trials and sound guidelines and recommendations is clear [1,2]. Besides the recent release of the Medical Abortion Reporting of Efficacy guidelines, there is a lack of standardized methods for selecting and reporting on outcomes in abortion clinical trials.

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  • Topic: Medical Abortion
  • Type: Staff Publication
  • Author: Whitehouse, K.C., Kim, C.R., Ganatra, B., Duffy, J.M., Blum, J., Brahmi, D., Creinin, M.D., DePi├▒eres, T., Gemzell-Danielsson, K., Grossman, D., Winikoff, B., G├╝lmezoglu, A.M.
  • Published: January 2017