Self-assessment of success of early medical abortion using a self-performed urine pregnancy test

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Authors: Cameron, S., Rowlands, S. and Gemzell-Danielsson, K.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32439/

Journal: Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care

Volume: 24

Issue: 4

Pages: 319-321

eISSN: 1473-0782

DOI: 10.1080/13625187.2019.1618446

Purpose: The European Society of Contraception Expert Group on Abortion identified as one of its priorities the need to disseminate up-to-date evidence-based information on the use of urine pregnancy tests by women for the self assessment of the success of early medical abortion (EMA). Methods and materials: A concise communication was produced which summarises the latest research in an easy-to-read format suitable for busy clinicians. Information about individual urinary pregnancy tests is presented in boxes for ease of reference. Results: Urinary pregnancy tests (low sensitivity, high sensitivity and multilevel) can be used in combination with signs and symptoms of pregnancy to exclude an ongoing pregnancy after EMA. Conclusion: Women are able to determine the success of early medical abortion (EMA) themselves using a combination of signs, symptoms and a urine pregnancy test. This simplifies EMA, expands the range of professionals able to provide EMA and most importantly gives women greater control over their bodies and treatment.

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Authors: Cameron, S., Rowlands, S. and Gemzell-Danielsson, K.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32439/

Journal: European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care

Volume: 24

Issue: 4

Pages: 319-321

eISSN: 1473-0782

ISSN: 1362-5187

DOI: 10.1080/13625187.2019.1618446

© 2019, © 2019 The European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health. Purpose: The European Society of Contraception Expert Group on Abortion identified as one of its priorities the need to disseminate up-to-date evidence-based information on the use of urine pregnancy tests by women for the self assessment of the success of early medical abortion (EMA). Methods and materials: A concise communication was produced which summarises the latest research in an easy-to-read format suitable for busy clinicians. Information about individual urinary pregnancy tests is presented in boxes for ease of reference. Results: Urinary pregnancy tests (low sensitivity, high sensitivity and multilevel) can be used in combination with signs and symptoms of pregnancy to exclude an ongoing pregnancy after EMA. Conclusion: Women are able to determine the success of early medical abortion (EMA) themselves using a combination of signs, symptoms and a urine pregnancy test. This simplifies EMA, expands the range of professionals able to provide EMA and most importantly gives women greater control over their bodies and treatment.

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Authors: Cameron, S., Rowlands, S. and Gemzell-Danielsson, K.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32439/

Journal: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CONTRACEPTION AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE

Volume: 24

Issue: 4

Pages: 319-321

eISSN: 1473-0782

ISSN: 1362-5187

DOI: 10.1080/13625187.2019.1618446

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