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Letters Medical abortion

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BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 24 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3199
  1. Maarit Niinimäki, consultant gynaecologist1,
  2. Oskari Heikinheimo, chief physician2
  1. 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital of Oulu, Finland
  2. 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
  1. oskari.heikinheimo{at}

We showed that medical abortion has no additional short term adverse events or complications in adolescents compared with adults.1 Thus medical abortion can be used as an alternative to surgical abortion once the decision to terminate the pregnancy has been made. About 90% of the women …

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