Misoprostol and medical abortion in Africa

Friday, September 4, 2009

In sub-Saharan Africa, estimates for maternal mortality reach 920 deaths — mostly caused by postpartum hemorrhage — per 100,000 live births. This four-page brochure describes how the medicine misoprostol, a proven yet underutilized technology, can prevent and treat a number of pregnancy-related conditions, including postpartum hemorrhage and incomplete abortion.

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