Simplified medical abortion using a semi-quantitative pregnancy test for home-based follow-up
- May 1st, 2013
- Staff Publication
- Medical Abortion
- Shochet, Tara, Winikoff, Beverly, Blumenthal, Paul, D., Blum, Jennifer, Lynd, K., Blum, J., Ngoc, N.T., Shochet, T., Blumenthal, P.D., Winikoff, B.
Medical abortion follow-up typically includes a return visit to the clinic, adding to both the cost and time required of women and providers. This study examined the efficacy and ease of use of a semi-quantitative pregnancy test (SQPT) used at home to identify ongoing pregnancy following medical abortion. All ongoing pregnancies were successfully identified by the SQPT, and most women found the test easy to use.
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