ARE YOU READY FOR THE MAGIC PILLS?
magic pills or abortion pills refer to mifepristone and misoprostol. the combination of mifepristone and misoprostol (combi pack) or misoprostol alone can be used to induce abortion.
Mifepristone or first known as RU-486, is antiprogestin medication typically used in combination with misoprostol to cause an abortion(s).
Misoprostol is a synthetic prostaglandin E1 analogue first used for gastric ulcer treatment. Misoprostol also used off-label for a variety of obstetrics and gynecology indications.
DID YOU KNOW...
The way misoprostol works like miscarriage is the basic idea of using misoprostol to terminate pregnancy. This genius idea was discovered decades ago by the women in Brazil – where abortion restricted by the law, and these women perform various trials with drugs that can lead to miscarriage. Their experiment eventually attracted researchers to develop research on misoprostol for safe abortion. And now, decades later its proven that Misoprostol saves women’s lives. WHO recommended Misoprostol for medical abortion, and it is also on the list of essential medicine.
Quality of Information
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Medical management of abortion. 2018
Medical abortion care encompasses the management of various clinical conditions including spontaneous and induced abortion (both viable and non-viable pregnancies), incomplete abortion and intrauterine fetal demise, as well as post-abortion contraception.
Expanding health worker roles for safe abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy. 2016
This summary contains the WHO recommendations on safe, effective and feasible options for task shifting and task sharing in providing safe abortion care in the first trimester.
Health worker roles in providing safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception. 2015
This guideline provides a range of options for expanding of health worker roles in the provision of safe abortion care, the management of complications of abortion and for post-abortion contraception provision.
Legal and policy considerations - Key messages. 2015
WHO estimates that there are approximately 22 million unsafe abortions annually. Unsafe abortion resulting in 47 000 deaths and 5 million complications resulting in hospital admission. Nearly all unsafe abortions (98%) occurred in low- and middle-income countries.
Clinical practice handbook for safe abortion. 2014
This handy reference should be useful to a range of providers in different settings and varying legal and health service contexts. Though it is oriented to providers who already have the requisite skills and training necessary to provide safe abortion and/or treat complications of unsafe abortion.
Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems. 2nd Ed. 2012
This new edition provides policy-makers, programme managers and health-service providers with information on how to establish and strengthen services, and outlines a human-rights-based approach to laws and policies on safe, comprehensive abortion care.