Alternatives to Routine Follow-Up for Early Medical Abortion
- February 24th, 2010
- Medical Abortion
- Bracken, Hillary, Winikoff, Beverly, Clark, W., Tanenhaus, J., Schweikert, S., Lichtenberg, E.S.
Obstetrics & Gynecology; February 2010; Vol. 115(2):264-272; doi:10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181c996f3
This article reports on a study that evaluated the ability of women and their providers to assess abortion outcome without the routine use of ultrasonography. The results demonstrate that women and providers can accurately assess whether follow-up care is required after medical abortion without routine ultrasonography by reliance on women's observations, a low-sensitivity pregnancy test, and clinical examination.