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Providing Abortion Services in the Primary Care Setting.

A new interesting article has been published in Prim Care. 2018 Dec;45(4):599-613. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2018.07.010. Review and titled:

Providing Abortion Services in the Primary Care Setting.

Authors of this article are:

Amico JR, Cheng TL, Godfrey EM.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Patients commonly present with unintended pregnancy in the primary care setting, and 1 in 4 women has an abortion in her lifetime. Early abortion services can be safely provided in the primary care setting. Abortion options provided in primary care settings include both medication abortion and early uterine aspiration abortion. Medication abortion, provided up to 10 weeks’ gestational age, includes mifepristone (a progestin antagonist) and misoprostol (a prostaglandin). Uterine aspiration can be provided via manual or electronic vacuum in the first trimester.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

Abortion;Family planning;Primary care;Procedure;Unintended pregnancy


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