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The primary aim of this study is to assess the acceptability of home-use mifepristone for termination of pregnancy among women who choose it and their providers. The investigators' secondary aims are to assess rates of follow-up, adherence, efficacy, complications, lost productivity, and to estimate the minimum proportion of women who choose home-use over clinic use of mifepristone.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Termination of Pregnancy
Feminist Women's Health Center
Gynuity Health Projects
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:41-0400
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To evaluate maternal complications of first trimester and second trimester termination of pregnancy (TOP) performed after first or second trimester positive prenatal diagnosis (PD).
To examine the experiences of women seeking more than one termination of pregnancy (TOP) within two years.
Illegal termination of pregnancy.
A progestational and glucocorticoid hormone antagonist. Its inhibition of progesterone induces bleeding during the luteal phase and in early pregnancy by releasing endogenous prostaglandins from the endometrium or decidua. As a glucocorticoid receptor antagonist, the drug has been used to treat hypercortisolism in patients with nonpituitary CUSHING SYNDROME.
The hormone-responsive glandular layer of ENDOMETRIUM that sloughs off at each menstrual flow (decidua menstrualis) or at the termination of pregnancy. During pregnancy, the thickest part of the decidua forms the maternal portion of the PLACENTA, thus named decidua placentalis. The thin portion of the decidua covering the rest of the embryo is the decidua capsularis.
Termination of pregnancy under conditions allowed under local laws. (POPLINE Thesaurus, 1991)
A process of GENETIC TRANSLATION whereby the last amino acid is added to a lengthening polypeptide. This termination is signaled from the MESSENGER RNA, by one of three termination codons (CODON, TERMINATOR) that immediately follows the last amino acid-specifying CODON.
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