Misoprostol for Treatment of Incomplete Abortion: An Introductory Guidebook.
Article Type: Book review
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Pub Date: 05/01/2010
Publication: Name: Reproductive Health Matters Publisher: Reproductive Health Matters Audience: General Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Family and marriage; Health; Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Reproductive Health Matters ISSN: 0968-8080
Issue: Date: May, 2010 Source Volume: 18 Source Issue: 35
Topic: NamedWork: Misoprostol for Treatment of Incomplete Abortion: An Introductory Guidebook (Nonfiction work)
Persons: Reviewee: Raghavan, Sheila; Bynum, Jillian
Accession Number: 236247782
Full Text: Sheila Raghavan, Jillian Bynum [editors), 2009

In April 2009, the WHO announced the addition of misoprostol to its Model List of Essential Medicines for the treatment of incomplete abortion and miscarriage.

Based on current scientific evidence, this guidebook, aimed at clinicians and women's health advocates, offers detailed information about misoprostol for these indications. It includes information on efficacy, safety and acceptability; eligibility criteria and precautions; dosing, timing and routes of administration; visit schedule and management of complications; counselling and information provision; and integration of misoprostol into existing post-abortion care services. There is a brief final chapter on missed abortion.

Available from:

Gynuity Health Projects

New York, USA

E-mail: pubinfo@gynuity.org

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