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Demographic characteristics of women with self use of misoprostol for pregnancy interruption attending Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12501898     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To ascess the demographic characteristics of pregnant women and their partners including details of self use of misoprostol for pregnancy interruption. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective descriptive study. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital. SUBJECTS: 103 pregnant women with self use of misoprostol for pregnancy interruption from June 1999 to June 2001. METHOD: All subjects were interviewed use the same set of questionnaires. RESULTS: The mean age of the women and their partners were 20.81 +/- 4.10 and 22.46 +/- 5.05 years old respectively. The mean gestational age was 13.85 +/- 5.37 weeks. The most common reason for pregnancy interruption was that they wanted to continue studying. The number of misoprostol tablets used ranged from 1-11 and 87.4 per cent of the women applied this drug via the vaginal route. The main source of drug purchasing was from friends, while the mean total cost was 663.16 +/- 711.32 Baht. No major side effect was detected in the present study. CONCLUSION: Misoprostol, the agent primarily used for gastric and duodenal ulcer prevention, is now used by pregnant women to interrupt their pregnancies. The present study is only the evidence reflecting the tip of the iceberg in this society, changing in sexual behavior, change in abortion techniques, and knowledge on contraception. Though major complications were not found in this study, misoprostol should not be considered safe, because several patients have encountered bleeding or incomplete abortion and required hospital stay.
Authors:
Saipin Pongsatha; Nuntana Morakot; Theera Tongsong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-27     Completed Date:  2003-01-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1074-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal / therapeutic use*
Abortion, Criminal
Abortion, Induced / methods*
Adolescent
Adult
Child
Female
Humans
Misoprostol / therapeutic use*
Pregnancy
Prospective Studies
Self Medication* / methods
Thailand
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal; 59122-46-2/Misoprostol

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