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Jill Durocher

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

Published
December 1st, 2012
Type
Publication
Topic
Medical Abortion
Authors
Shochet, Tara, Winikoff, Beverly, Blumenthal, Paul, D., Blum, Jennifer, Lynd, K., Lichtenberg, S., Fischer, D., Arnesen, M.

Contraception; December 1, 2012; Vol. 86(6):757-762; doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2012.06.005

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.