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Multi-level pregnancy test use for medical abortion follow-up after 63 days’ gestation: Evidence from prenatal hCG data

Shochet, Tara ; Lerma, Klaira ; Blum, Jennifer ; Winikoff, Beverly ; Blumenthal, Paul D

Contraception (Stoneham), 2020-09, Vol.102 (3), p.207-209 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Multi-level pregnancy test use for medical abortion follow-up after 63 days’ gestation: Evidence from prenatal hCG data
  • Author: Shochet, Tara ; Lerma, Klaira ; Blum, Jennifer ; Winikoff, Beverly ; Blumenthal, Paul D
  • Subjects: hCG ; Medical abortion ; Multi-level pregnancy test ; Index Medicus
  • Is Part Of: Contraception (Stoneham), 2020-09, Vol.102 (3), p.207-209
  • Description: To explore hCG patterns using multi-level urine pregnancy tests (MLPTs) among prenatal clients to evaluate the potential use of these tests for medical abortion follow-up after 63 days’ gestation. Prenatal clients with gestations 9–12 weeks were asked to administer an MLPT weekly for three weeks. We evaluated change in hCG range over one- and two-week intervals. Our analysis included 121 clients. Over one-week intervals, 26.5–43.1% of participants had a drop in hCG range. The proportion with a decline after two-weeks was 42.0–48.3%. This follow-up strategy would not work in gestations beyond 63 days.
  • Publisher: United States: Elsevier Inc
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0010-7824
    EISSN: 1879-0518
    DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2020.05.008
    PMID: 32470467
  • Source: © ProQuest LLC All rights reserved

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