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

Published:
Apr. 2013
Type:
Staff Publication
Topic:
Medical Abortion
Authors:
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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