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At-home semi-quantitative pregnancy tests as replacement for clinical follow-up of medical abortion

Published
December 31st, 2012
Type
Staff Publication
Topic
Medical Abortion
Authors
Shochet, Tara, Winikoff, Beverly, Blumenthal, Paul, D., Blum, Jennifer, Blum, J., Shochet, T., Lynd, K., Lichtenberg, S., Fischer, D., Arnesen, M., Winikoff, B., Blumenthal, P.D.

Medical abortion in the United States requires clinic-based follow-up, representing additional time and cost to women and clinics. This study evaluated a semi-quantitative home pregnancy test as a possible replacement for in-person follow-up. The results demonstrate that at-home follow-up with a semi-quantitative pregnancy test is feasible for service delivery in the United States.

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