Low-sensitivity urine pregnancy testing to assess medical abortion outcome: A systematic review.

  title={Low-sensitivity urine pregnancy testing to assess medical abortion outcome: A systematic review.},
  author={Elizabeth G. Raymond and Tara Shochet and Hillary Bracken},
  volume={98 1},

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