Decentralizing postabortion care in Senegal with misoprostol for incomplete abortion
- May 15th, 2014
- Staff Publication
- Incomplete Abortion
- 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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