Medical management of miscarriage
- Miscarriage is a common event in women of reproductive age, with an incidence of 10–20%.
- Traditionally, surgical evacuation of the uterus was the gold standard for the management of miscarriage.
- Medical management of miscarriage using a suitable prostaglandin analogue is a safe and effective alternative with high efficacy and patient acceptability.
- Medical management can be routinely offered as an alternative option, thereby increasing women's choice.
- To understand the indications, efficacy and adverse effects of medical treatment.
- To learn about the various treatment regimens of medical management for different types of miscarriage at varying gestations.
- To understand the need for analgesia and psychological support during treatment.
- Prescribing misoprostol for unlicensed indication: where do we stand?
- Can medical management be offered to women where geographical barriers exist?
- Given the analgesia requirement and psychological sequelae associated with pregnancy loss, is medical management at home a feasible option?