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Home use of urine pregnancy tests for medical abortion follow-up

Published:
Sep. 2015
Type:
Staff Publication
Topic:
Medical Abortion
Authors:
Sheldon, Wendy R. Sheldon, W.R.

This article looks at two unique studies in order to address the question of whether a standard clinic follow-up is truly necessary after medical abortion. The primary reason for a return visit after a medical abortion is to determine whether there is an ongoing pregnancy. However, both studies suggest that home assessment using a multi-level urine pregnancy test?? after a medical abortion is safe, and that, in most cases, a clinic visit is not actually necessary. 

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