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Table 3 Outcomes and experiences of self-managed medication abortion with accompaniment support

From: Self-managed medication abortion outcomes: results from a prospective pilot study

  All participantsa (n = 202) Mife + Miso regimen (n = 107) Miso only regimen (n = 94)
Did you experience any bleeding?b n % n % n %
 Yes 196 97.0 105 98.1 90 95.7
 No 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 1.1
 Missing 5 2.5 2 1.9 3 3.2
Did you experience any cramping/contractions?b       
 Yes 192 95.0 99 92.5 92 97.9
 No 7 3.5 7 6.5 0 0.0
 Missing 3 1.5 1 0.9 2 2.1
Abortion outcome       
 Complete abortion 192 95.1 103 96.3 88 93.6
 Complete abortion and no surgical intervention 189 93.6 101 94.4 87 92.6
 Unsure if abortion was completec 7 3.5 2 1.9 5 5.3
 Incomplete abortiond 3 1.5 2 1.9 1 1.1
If complete, how did you know? (select all) n = 192 n = 103 n = 88
 Saw products of conception 91 47.4 57 55.3 34 38.6
 Negative pregnancy test 36 18.8 9 8.7 27 30.7
 Pregnancy symptoms ended 97 50.5 47 45.6 50 56.8
 Ultrasound confirmed completion 33 17.2 10 9.7 23 26.1
 Clinician told me 8 4.2 8 7.8 0 0.0
 Accompanier/counselor told me 30 15.6 30 29.1 0 0.0
  1. Data from 202 participants who took the medications; medication regimen is missing for one participant
  2. aThis column presents results from Mife + Miso users, Miso-only users, and one additional participant who did not specify medication regimen
  3. bReported at one-week follow-up
  4. cThe most common reason given for being “not sure” that an abortion was complete was because the participant had not yet taken a pregnancy test to confirm completion, despite having felt the products of conception expel
  5. dOne participant who said their abortion was not complete was still bleeding at the last follow-up