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Can mifepristone medical abortion be simplified?

Published
April 1st, 2007
Type
Staff Publication
Topic
Medical Abortion
Authors
Winikoff, Beverly, Clark, Wesley, Clark, W., Gold, M., Grossman, D., Winikoff, W.

Mifepristone medical abortion has been a valuable addition to the reproductive health options of women. Aspects of its provision have however sometimes limited its accessibility and use. This article summarizes existing evidence for simplifying the provision of medical abortion and thus increasing its availability. We identify three ways through which medical abortion provision might be simplified based on existing evidence and suggest five additional simplifications that require further research to confirm their safety and efficacy.

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