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Jill Durocher

First experience of the use of misoprostol as post-abortion care in Libreville, Gabon

Published
August 14th, 2014
Type
Staff Publication
Topic
Incomplete Abortion
Authors
Winikoff, Beverly, Diop, Ayisha, Mayi-Tsonga, S., Minkobame, U., Mbila, A., Assoumou, P.

The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and acceptability of 400μg of sublingual misoprostol as first-line treatment of incomplete abortion in Gabon. The rate of successful uterine evacuation was very high (95.7%) as was satisfaction among participants (99.3% satisfied or very satisfied). The findings add to the evidence that this regimen can be successfully introduced in low resource settings.

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