In Low-Resource Settings, Misoprostol Can Reduce Risk Of Postpartum Hemorrhage

Thomas, J.
March 2007
International Family Planning Perspectives;Mar2007, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p39
Academic Journal
The article examines the effects of misoprostol in reducing the risk of postpartum hemorrhaging. In a randomized controlled clinical trial in rural India, women who took the drug after delivery were less likely to experience heavy postpartum bleeding. The trial took place in India's Karnatka region, where only women who were expecting uncomplicated vaginal births were allowed to participate. Acute postpartum hemorrhage occurred in 6% of the women who had taken misoprostol, compared to 12% who had taken a placebo.


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