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Second-trimester postabortion care for ruptured membranes, fetal demise, and incomplete abortion

Background: Guidance for postabortion care (PAC) is established for the first trimester but limited in the second trimester. Objective: To establish evidence-based recommendations for PAC in the second trimester. Conclusion: Misoprostol with or without mifepristone is an effective treatment for second-trimester PAC. The minimum misoprostol dose is 200 μg vaginally, sublingually, or buccally every 6–12 hours.

Year: 2015

Authors: Mark, Alice G., Alison Edelman, Lynn Borgatta

Languages: English

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Topics: Postabortion Care (PAC), Second Trimester