In this randomized, controlled trial of more than 3,000 women in developing countries with incomplete or missed abortion at less than 22 weeks’ gestation, antibiotic prophylaxis prior to uterine evacuation reduced infection rates when a strict definition for pelvic infection was used, but not when a more expanded definition was used.
New research indicates that for Texas providers and patients, the 2016 Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new labeling for the abortion drug mifepristone increased access options and brought the proportion of medication abortions in the state into alignment with national data.
On March 4, the Trump administration published a final regulation that is a new version of the Reagan administration’s “domestic gag rule.” With the rule’s publication in the Federal Register, a 60-day clock is ticking until provisions of the rule start going into effect.
Women experience a two-fold increase in risk of venous thrombosis (relative to nonpregnant women) following induced abortion, but a more than six-fold overall reduction in risk of thrombosis compared to women who continue the pregnancy to term.
As restrictions of clinic access to abortion mount, some women may seek internet access to services. Research indicates that women seeking medication abortion drugs online choose to do so because of barriers to clinic access in states with and without restrictive abortion laws. The choice also can happen when women prefer to self-manage their abortion rather than receive clinical care.