Misoprostol for treatment of incomplete abortions: Training guide

Monday, December 24, 2012

This training guide was developed by Gynuity Health Projects and Ipas for program planners and trainers of clinical providers who are interested in the introduction of misoprostol for incomplete abortion services. It describes evidence-based regimens and practical considerations for introducing the method as part of postabortion care services, especially as related to low-resource settings. It offers a range of ways to prepare health-care providers to introduce the method, including detailed information on • Efficacy, safety and acceptability; • Eligibility criteria and precautions; • Dosing, timing and routes of administration; • Visit schedule and management of complications; • Counseling and information provision; • Integration of misoprostol into existing postabortion care (PAC) services.