Medicamentos para la interrupción de la gestación: Una revisión de la literatura y sus posibles implicaciones para México y América Latina [Medical methods for pregnancy termination: A review of literature and its potential role in Mexico and Latin America]
Espinoza,Henry; Ellertson,Charlotte; Garcia,Sandra G.; Schiavon,Raffaela; Langer,Ana
Gaceta Médica de México 138(4): 347-356
Publication date: 2002
In this document, we review the relevant aspects of the different medical methods of abortion. We describe the principal medical regimens currently used in North America, Europe, and a growing number of developing countries. We also describe specific treatment regimens (which usually involve a combination of two drugs), physiological methods of action, potential side effects and complications, method requirements, including follow-up visits, any existing contraindication, and acceptability of these methods among patients. Finally, we comment on the potential role of medical abortion in Mexico and throughout Latin America.