Misoprostol and illegal abortion in mexico city
- At: 2004 FIP Congress in New Orleans (USA)
- Type: Poster
- By: ALTAGRACIA, Marina (UAM-Xochimilco, Biological Systems, Mexico Df, Mexico)
- Co-author(s): Guadarrama-Atrizco (UAM-Xochimilco, MEXICO DF, Mexico)
Kravzov-Jinich (UAM-Xochimilco, MEXICO DF, Mexico)
Cortes-Arroyo (UAM-Xochimilco, MEXICO DF, Mexico)
Misoprostol(Cytotec) is a prostaglandin E1 analogue marketed for use in the prevention and treatment of peptic ulcer disease. Although not registered for such use, misoprostol has been widely used for induction of abortion.
Aims: To evaluate the inappropriate use of misoprostol in Mexico.
Methods: Calculation of the potential affected.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.