Abortion success and abortion failure: Definitions

A medication abortion is defined as a success if a complete termination of pregnancy without the need for an aspiration or surgical intervention occurs.

A medication abortion is defined as a failure if an aspiration or surgical procedure is performed. Failure may be the result of continuing pregnancy, incomplete abortion, heavy bleeding, provider judgment, or per the request of the woman.



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