Jill Durocher

Guidebook on Misoprostol for Treatment of Incomplete Abortion

August 3rd, 2009
Clinical Guidelines
Pregnancy Failure and Miscarriage
Raghavan, S., Bynum, J. (eds.), Gynuity Health Projects

Gynuity is pleased to announce the publication of our new resource for clinicians and women’s health advocates: Misoprostol for Treatment of Incomplete Abortion: An Introductory Guidebook. Misoprostol has many advantages in low-resource settings – it is inexpensive, widely available, thermostable, and offers a low-tech, non-invasive method of uterine evacuation. Based on current scientific evidence, the guidebook offers detailed information about misoprostol for this indication including: * Efficacy, safety and acceptability; * Eligibility criteria and precautions; * Dosing, timing and routes of administration; * Visit schedule and management of complications; * Counseling and information provision; * Integration of misoprostol into existing PAC services. In April, 2009, the World Health Organization announced the addition of misoprostol to its Model List of Essential Medicines based on its proven safety and efficacy for the treatment of incomplete abortion and miscarriage. The recommendation was made by an expert committee that evaluated available evidence, including numerous randomized comparative clinical trials and several guidelines developed by professional associations for this indication. We are pleased to announce that this resource is now available to view in E-pub format in English from the drop-down menu.