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Dissemination and implementing a core outcome set for medical and surgical abortion

Published
January 5th, 2017
Type
Staff Publication
Topic
Medical Abortion
Authors
Winikoff, Beverly, Blum, Jennifer, Whitehouse, K.C., Kim, C.R., Ganatra, B., Duffy, J.M., Blum, J., Brahmi, D., Creinin, M.D., DePiñeres, T., Gemzell-Danielsson, K

Approximately one in four of all pregnancies will end in induced abortion with an estimated 56 million taking place worldwide every year [1]. Medical and surgical abortions have low complication rates; however, due to the ubiquity of abortion and the potential for complications if performed unsafely or inappropriately, the need for robust clinical trials and sound guidelines and recommendations is clear [1,2]. Besides the recent release of the Medical Abortion Reporting of Efficacy guidelines, there is a lack of standardized methods for selecting and reporting on outcomes in abortion clinical trials.

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