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Induction of Therapeutic Abortion by Intra-amniotic Injection of Urea

Br Med J 1971; 1 doi: (Published 02 January 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;1:28
  1. J. O. Greenhalf,
  2. P. L. C. Diggory


    A new method of mid-trimester termination of pregnancy is described in which intra-amniotic urea was used. The mean interval between intra-amniotic injection and abortion was 59 hours and the mean length of hospital stay six days; the feto-maternal haemorrhage incidence was one out of 10 cases, which compares favourably with other methods. No complications have yet been encountered.