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Early medical abortion

4 September 2013

USA: Iowa to prohibit tele-medicine abortion

The Iowa Board of Medicine took a final step on 30 August to stop Planned Parenthood of the Heartland from providing abortion drugs to women via a video-conferencing system, a practice used to serve women in rural areas without doctors.

21 June 2013

UK: Highly cited article on home abortion

The article ‘Women’s opinions on the home management of early medical abortion in the UK’, by Patricia A Lohr, Josephine Wade, Laura Riley, Abigail Fitzgibbon, and Ann Furedi, is one of the five most highly cited articles in 2012 from the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.

3 June 2013

USA: Efficacy and acceptability of early mifepristone-misoprostol medical abortion in Ukraine

Two clinical studies were conducted in Ukraine to expand options for women. From European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care.

1 May 2013

France: Continuation of pregnancy after first-trimester exposure to mifepristone

This study set out to report the follow-up of continuing pregnancies after first-trimester exposure to mifepristone. From BJOG.

15 February 2013

USA: Experiences with medical abortion provided through telemedicine

From Women's Health Issues.

1 February 2013

USA: Telemedicine provision of early medical abortion

The study set out to assess the effect of a telemedicine model providing medical abortion on service delivery in a clinic system in Iowa.

25 October 2012

Australia: Early medical abortion using low-dose mifepristone followed by buccal misoprostol

The study’s objective was to describe the use of mifepristone in combination with buccal misoprostol in women undergoing an early medical abortion (EMA). The Medical Journal of Australia

18 July 2012

WHO: Acceptability of misoprostol-only medical abortion compared with vacuum aspiration

The study's objective was to compare women's acceptance of misoprostol-only medical termination of pregnancy (TOP) with surgical TOP. From BJOG.

17 May 2012

Event: Debating the gap between policy and practice

The BPAS conference ‘Pills in Practice’, held at London’s Royal Society of Medicine on 11 May 2012, brought together renowned speakers from Britain, Europe and America to discuss how abortion and contraception policy can best meet the needs of women in the 21st century.

9 April 2012

Israel: Clinical, surgical, and histopathologic outcomes following failed medical abortion

The study's objective was to address the consequences of surgical curettage following failed medical abortion. From International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics.

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