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Jill Durocher

Alternatives to routine ultrasound for eligibility assessment prior to early termination of pregnancy with mifepristone-misoprostol

Published
January 28th, 2011
Type
Publication
Topic
Medical Abortion
Authors
Bracken, Hillary, Winikoff, Beverly, Clark, Wesley, Lichtenberg, E.S., Schweikert, S.M., Tanenhaus, J., Barajas, A., Alpert, L.

BJOG; 2011 Jan; 118(1):17-23; doi:10.1111/j.1471-0528.2010.02753.x

This article reports on the outcomes of a study testing the feasibility and efficacy of an approach that foregoes the routine use of ultrasound for the determination of eligibility for medical termination of pregnancy. The results show that women's assessment of the date of their last menstrual period and physical examination alone are highly effective for the determination of women’s eligibility for early abortion with mifepristone–misoprostol.