Medical methods for first trimester abortion.

  title={Medical methods for first trimester abortion.},
  author={Regina Kulier and Nathalie Kapp and Ahmet Metin G{\"u}lmezoglu and George Justus Hofmeyr and Linan Cheng and Aldo Campana},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Surgical abortion by vacuum aspiration or dilatation and curettage has been the method of choice for early pregnancy termination since the 1960s. Medical abortion became an alternative method of first trimester pregnancy termination with the availability of prostaglandins in the early 1970s and anti-progesterones in the 1980s. The most widely researched drugs are prostaglandins (PGs) alone, mifepristone alone, methotrexate alone, mifepristone with prostaglandins and methotrexate with… CONTINUE READING
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