medical abortion


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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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Around the time of the leak, the Polish government began seizing shipments of medical abortion supplies.
Most web pages selling the pills avoid specifying side effects while underscoring the advantages of medical abortion.
Medical abortion offers great potential for improving abortion access and safety.
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.
The newer regimens for medical abortion are more effective, can be used later in pregnancy and have fewer negative side effects, especially if you consider how many more women are able to avoid a surgical procedure because of greater efficacy of the medical regimen.
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.
23) As Planned Parenthood's Reply Brief in the Ohio case summarizes, "every study that has considered the evidence-based regimen followed by the plaintiff clinics concluded that medical abortion is highly safe and effective up to [nine] weeks.
Trussell J and Ellertson C, Estimating the efficacy of medical abortion, Contraception, 1999, 60(3):119-135.
Intrauterine device insertion after medical abortion.
SAN DIEGO -- Almost half of women undergoing a medical abortion could safely avoid an in-person follow-up visit by using phone follow-ups, a review of charts on 118 women suggests.
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