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Home use of urine pregnancy tests for medical abortion follow-up

Published
September 1st, 2015
Type
Staff Publication
Topic
Medical Abortion
Authors
Sheldon, Wendy R., Sheldon, W.R.

This article looks at two unique studies in order to address the question of whether a standard clinic follow-up is truly necessary after medical abortion. The primary reason for a return visit after a medical abortion is to determine whether there is an ongoing pregnancy. However, both studies suggest that home assessment using a multi-level urine pregnancy test?? after a medical abortion is safe, and that, in most cases, a clinic visit is not actually necessary.

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