Study shows medication abortion safety

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Registered: 06-03-2007
Study shows medication abortion safety
Thu, 08-16-2007 - 1:18pm

Large study shows medication abortion does not increase future ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, premature birth or low birth weight in future term pregnancies as compared to surgical abortion.

This is important because many women find the medication abortion to be more comfortable for them than a surgical procedure. And I personally suspect that we will find that it's actually easier on the body, as there's no mechanical cervical dilation, but we're talking such small percentage points the research will take some time.

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A news redux: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1653411,00.html

The original study:
(please let me know if this link doesn't work, sometimes my laptop uses logins that I forget about, if you want to read this article and can't I will find a workaround for you).
http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/357/7/648