Home use of urine pregnancy tests for medical abortion follow-up
- September 1st, 2015
- Medical Abortion
- Sheldon, W.R.
Lancet Glob Health. September 01, 2015; Vol. 3(9):e504-e505; doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00153-9
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.