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medical abortion

n.
Induced termination of a pregnancy by the use of medication rather than surgical procedures.
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The 2018 guide seeks to update WHO recommendations by incorporating and being informed by the evidence in a number of new studies published recently related to the timing, dosage, dosing intervals and routes of administration of medications to manage abortion, and also the timing of contraception initiation following a medical abortion.
Arkansas requires a legal contract between the abortion provider and a physician with hospital admitting privileges to provide medical abortion. The result: Only one clinic in Arkansas can legally provide medical abortion for its entire female population.
Medical abortion normally takes place in a clinic and involves the woman taking two pills, each separated by a two/three-day interval.
Women are being told that medical abortion is a safe and easy solution to unplanned pregnancy.
These include revised regulations expanding services to primary health centres, the approval of medical abortion for terminating early pregnancies and the promotion of manual vacuum aspiration as the preferred method for early surgical abortion.
Most web pages selling the pills avoid specifying side effects while underscoring the advantages of medical abortion.
The study analyzed medical abortion outcomes reported by 1,000 women in Ireland and Northern Ireland who were less than 9 weeks pregnant.
Medical abortion is widely regarded as having significantly improved access to safe abortion.
The safety and acceptability of clinicians (or comparable professionals) as providers of early abortion care has been demonstrated for vacuum aspiration abortion (2) and medical abortion (3) in both developed and developing countries.
Shannon, 19, had a medical abortion - which involves taking tablets - but continued to experience morning sickness and feel movement in her womb.
KEY WORDS: Medical abortion Misoprostol hCG Ultrasound Verification of expulsion.
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