Jill Durocher

Compendium: Early Medication Abortion Using Mifepristone and Misoprostol

April 21st, 2023
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Medication Abortion
Gynuity Health Projects, Gynuity Health Projects

Mifepristone is an antiprogestin that blocks the action of progesterone, the hormone which is needed to maintain a pregnancy. It is most commonly known for its use in combination with the drug misoprostol to induce abortion and has been the subject of extensive research.

Results from countless studies consistently and conclusively confirm that mifepristone for early medication abortion is safe, effective, and acceptable and its use for this purpose has expanded greatly over the past two decades.

This compendium documents an historical, non-exhaustive body of evidence generated as a result of studies conducted by Gynuity Health Projects and partners on this subject.