At-home semi-quantitative pregnancy tests as replacement for clinical follow-up of medical abortion
- December 31st, 2012
- Staff Publication
- Medical Abortion
- Shochet, Tara, Winikoff, Beverly, Blumenthal, Paul, D., Blum, Jennifer, Lynd, K., Lichtenberg, S., Fischer, D., Arnesen, M.
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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