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Efficacy and acceptability of early mifepristone-misoprostol medical abortion in Ukraine

Apr. 2013
Staff Publication
Medical Abortion
Raghavan, Sheila, Shochet, Tara, Winikoff, Beverly Raghavan, S., Maistruk, G., Shochet, T., Bannikov, V., Posohova, S., Zhuk, S., Lishchuk, V., Winikoff, B.

This paper reports on two studies that were conducted to improve service delivery of medical abortion in Ukraine by introducing updated, evidence-based regimens. Both studies demonstrated high efficacy and acceptability, as well as a preference for home administration of the misoprostol. The Ukraine Ministry of Health has since updated the national medical abortion protocol to reflect these findings.

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