A Drug That Eases Miscarriages Is Difficult for Women to Get

January 11, 2019

(NPR) – In June, the New England Journal of Medicine published results of a study that showed the combination of mifepristone and misoprostol was more effective than misoprostol alone to help women expel a miscarriage, or what’s known as an early pregnancy loss. That’s when a pregnancy is not viable in the first trimester. Before these findings were published, women who were miscarrying usually had three options: a surgical procedure to remove the miscarriage, misoprostol alone, or waiting for the miscarriage to pass on its own.

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