Shubha Ambardekar

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BACKGROUND Advances in medical abortion might allow women seeking early abortions to terminate their pregnancies safely and effectively without medical supervision. We investigated whether such women can calculate pregnancy duration accurately, a key step in unsupervised use. METHODS 422 women seeking first-trimester abortions in two clinics (Pune, India,(More)
BACKGROUND Trials of interventions for PPH prevention and treatment rely on different measurement methods for the quantification of blood loss and identification of PPH. This study's objective was to compare measures of blood loss obtained from two different measurement protocols frequently used in studies. METHODS Nine hundred women presenting for(More)
Medical abortion holds great promise in less-developed countries, where abortion morbidity and mortality remain high. We tested the French mifepristone-misoprostol regimen in two urban outpatient family-planning clinics (n=600) and a rural hospital (n=300) in India. 4% of urban women and 1% of rural women were lost to follow-up. Perfect use and typical-use(More)
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