Jill Durocher

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

September 1st, 2015
Staff Publication
Medical Abortion
Sheldon, Wendy 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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