Jill Durocher

Misoprostol for Incomplete Abortion in Guatemala

March 9th, 2012
Project Description
Pregnancy Failure and Miscarriage
Ministerio de Salud Publica y Asistencia Social, Hospital Nacional de Amatitlan, Planned Parenthood Global, Gynuity Health Projects

Gynuity and Planned Parenthood Global conducted an introductory project in the Hospital San Juan de Dios de Amatitlán, Guatemala, that aimed to introduce misoprostol as an alternative to standard surgical treatment for incomplete abortion. Over 100 women were treated with an outpatient misoprostol protocol during the period of introduction in 2011. The vast majority of women completed their abortion with medication alone, and most women reported being satisfied with the method. This project summary describes the project background and primary results.