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Decentralizing postabortion care in Senegal with misoprostol for incomplete abortion

Published
May 15th, 2014
Type
Staff Publication
Topic
Incomplete Abortion
Authors
Shochet, Tara, Winikoff, Beverly, Diop, Ayisha, Gaye, A., Diop, A., Shochet, T., Winikoff, B.

This study sought to increase access to post-abortion care (PAC) services at the community level in Senegal by introducing misoprostol as a first-line treatment. Both efficacy and satisfaction with the regimen were very high, demonstrating that this treatment can be successfully provided by lower level clinicians in community health settings.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2014 May 15. pii: S0020-7292(14)00239-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2014.03.028. [Epub ahead of print]

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