[Use of Misoprostol for medical abortion: a trial of the acceptability for home use]

Gynecol Obstet Fertil. 2004 Jan;32(1):28-33. doi: 10.1016/j.gyobfe.2003.11.005.
[Article in French]


Objective: The object of this trial was to appreciate the acceptability of Misoprostol home use in medical abortion.

Patients and method: From 1 January 2001 to 28 February 2002, 120 voluntary patients were included in the study of medical voluntary pregnancy interruption with Misoprostol at home, and 289 patients were using the protocol "Misoprostol at hospital".

Results: The method was well tolerated by all patients.

Discussion and conclusion: The protocol "Misoprostol at home" is accepted under certain conditions: strict criteria selection, strict rules of security, good counseling of patients, and finally the availability at the telephone of the gynecologist to respond to any eventuality.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal / administration & dosage*
  • Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal / adverse effects
  • Abortifacient Agents, Steroidal / administration & dosage
  • Abortion, Induced / methods*
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Home Nursing
  • Humans
  • Mifepristone / administration & dosage
  • Misoprostol / administration & dosage*
  • Misoprostol / adverse effects
  • Pregnancy
  • Self Administration
  • Surveys and Questionnaires


  • Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
  • Abortifacient Agents, Steroidal
  • Misoprostol
  • Mifepristone