Does misoprostol provide a safer choice for some women?
In countries where abortion is
But this is a luxury that many women do not have. Undoubtedly a medication abortion with misoprostol offers a safer choice than a 'back-street' or self-administered surgical abortion, where dirty instruments and lack of medical and emergency care pose a real danger to life. But the risks, both physically and mentally, of a medication abortion outside of a medical setting are still high.
In the age of the
1. Rebecca Allen, MD, MPH and Barbara M O'Brien, MD; Uses of Misoprostol in Obstetrics and Gynecology; Reviews in Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 2009 Summer; 2(3): 159-168; Accessed online on 22/8/16 at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2760893/