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Abortion Access Varies Widely Across U.S.

Posted 3 Oct 2017 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 3, 2017 – Women's access to an abortion clinic varies widely across the United States, with 1 in 5 traveling more than 43 miles to reach a clinic, a new study shows. American women are, on average, 11 miles from an abortion clinic. But New Yorkers are within 3.2 miles of a clinic, while Wyoming residents must travel nearly 170 miles to access these services, according to ...

Nearly Half of the World's Abortions Are Unsafe

Posted 28 Sep 2017 by

THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 – More than 25 million unsafe abortions are performed worldwide each year, a new study says. That means nearly half of the 55.7 million abortions that take place annually aren't safe, said researchers led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Guttmacher Institute in New York City. The vast majority of these dangerous pregnancy terminations occur in Africa, Asia ...

Drug Reduces Complications in Surgical Abortions: Study

Posted 8 Mar 2012 by

WEDNESDAY, March 7 – The drug misoprostol reduced major complications from early surgical abortion by nearly one-third, according to a new study. Doctors often use misoprostol for cervical preparation prior to surgical abortion (vacuum aspiration). Until now, however, there were no studies large enough to determine whether the drug reduces the risk of serious complications, either immediate or ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Cytotec (misoprostol)

Posted 17 Apr 2002 by

The following is new labeling information about Cytotec (misoprostol):[May 21, 2002 Summary of Labeling Changes, Revised - FDA][April 17, 2002 Full Revised Label - Searle]

Changes Reduced Infections From Medical Abortion

Posted 8 Jul 2009 by

WEDNESDAY, July 8 – Two changes to the way Planned Parenthood clinics perform medical abortion resulted in a 93 percent drop in the rate of serious infections, a new report says. The changes involved administering the drug misoprostol to the area between the gum and the cheek (buccal administration), not the vagina, and introducing routine treatment with antibiotics. "Planned Parenthood is very ...

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