early pregnancy termination

early pregnancy termination

Obstetrics An abortion induced early in pregnancy, ideally before the 3rd month; EPT can be carried out using RU 486–mifepristone, and antiprogestin, misoprostol, a PGE1 analogue. Cf Late abortion, Partial birth abortion.
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Several studies have compared the efficacy of combination therapy of misoprostol and mifepristone with misoprostol alone in early pregnancy termination.
Sublingual misoprostol is also widely used for early pregnancy termination.
This simple process, involving the use of pins rather than invasive surgical instruments, has been shown to be safe and up to 98% effective for early pregnancy termination.
11),(12) Since then, knowledge and use of misoprostol by itself as a means of early pregnancy termination have grown throughout Latin America, as well as in other regions where abortion is legally restricted and mifepristone is unavailable.
1) WHO currently includes misoprostol in its Model List of Essential Medicines for early pregnancy termination, medical management of miscarriage and labour induction.
A 100-milligram dose of mifepristone may be an effective alternative to larger doses of the drug when used with misoprostol for early pregnancy termination, according to the results of a recent study published in the September issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Elsewhere the authors stated: "this frequency of adverse outcome in the offspring of alcoholic women is sufficiently high to merit serious consideration of early pregnancy termination for the chronically alcoholic woman.
Home administration of misoprostol for a medical abortion is a safe and acceptable option for women in India, according to a study of women who chose medical abortion for early pregnancy termination at clinics in New Dehli, Lucknow, Pune and Mumbai, between January 2007 and March 2008.

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