Hong Kong Med J 2006;12(Suppl 3):S44-6
Vaginal misoprostol for first trimester termination of pregnancy before nine weeks of gestation
SW Ngai, OS Tang, YM Chan, PC Ho
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Hong Kong
The use of misoprostol alone is not recommended for first trimester abortion up to 9 weeks of pregnancy, because of the high failure rate and low acceptability among patients. Surgical treatment using vacuum evacuation remains the most effective method of managing this group of patients.