Knowledge and perceptions of medical abortion among potential users.

@article{Harvey1995KnowledgeAP,
  title={Knowledge and perceptions of medical abortion among potential users.},
  author={S. Marie Harvey and Linda J. Beckman and Mary Ann Castle and Francine M. Coeytaux},
  journal={Family planning perspectives},
  year={1995},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={
          203-7
        }
}
Nearly two-thirds of 73 women aged 18-34 who participated in focus groups on medical abortion conducted in three cities had heard about this new abortion method, but only a few could describe it accurately. Once the method was described to them, they cited its potential advantages over vacuum aspiration as being fewer major complications, the absence of surgery, a greater "naturalness," and its use earlier in pregnancy. Women listed as disadvantages the multiple visits needed for medical… Expand
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