Medical termination of pregnancy with mifepristone - Initial experience at the Sheba Medical Center

R. Machtinger, M. Goldenberg, D. Soriano, M. Zolti, M. Atlas, D. S. Seidman

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Abstract

Objective: To assess the early implementation of medical termination of pregnancy as an alternative treatment option for women in early pregnancy who wish to avoid a surgical procedure. Methods: The use of mifepristone (RU-486) for medical termination was recently approved in Israel. We performed a prospective follow-up study of the 189 women who underwent medical termination of pregnancy with mifepristone and misoprostol in our center between January 2000 and April 2001. Results: Complete outcome data was obtained for 176 women. Within this group 152 women (86.4%) did not need any surgical procedure to complete the abortion. Uterine curettage was performed in 17 (9.6%) and operative hysteroscopy in 7 (4.0%) of the women because of incomplete abortion or suspected residua of pregnancy. Conclusion: Medical abortion offers an efficient and safe treatment option to women who wish to avoid surgical evacuation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)666-668+719
JournalHarefuah
Volume142
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2003

Keywords

  • Induced abortion
  • Medical abortion
  • Medical termination of pregnancy
  • Mifepristone
  • Misoprostol

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