Induction of abortion with mifepristone (RU 486) and oral or vaginal misoprostol.

@article{ElRefaey1995InductionOA,
  title={Induction of abortion with mifepristone (RU 486) and oral or vaginal misoprostol.},
  author={Hazem El-Refaey and D. Rajasekar and Mona A. Abdalla and Lester Calder and Allan Templeton},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={332 15},
  pages={
          983-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Medical termination of pregnancy can be successfully performed with a combination of mifepristone (RU 486) and a prostaglandin analogue. We conducted a prospective, randomized trial to compare oral with vaginal administration of the prostaglandin E1 analogue misoprostol for first-trimester abortion in women treated initially with mifepristone. METHODS The study population consisted of 270 women seeking abortion within 63 days after the onset of amenorrhea. The dose of mifepristone… CONTINUE READING