Does Follow-up With Serum Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (BhCG) Simplify Medical Abortion?
The purpose of this study is to evaluate if BhCG testing to determine the completion of medical abortion simplifies the medical abortion protocol. Investigators hypothesize that women randomized to ultrasonographic determination of completion of medical abortion will have MORE follow-up visits/interventions beyond standard protocol than those randomized to medical abortion follow-up with serum BhCG.
The investigators also hope to explore satisfaction with BhCG based follow-up among women seeking medical abortion. Investigators hypothesize that the majority of women who choose to follow-up with serum BhCG will be satisfied with this method of medical abortion follow-up.
|Medical Abortion||Other: serum BhCG follow-up Other: ultrasonographic follow-up|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||Follow-up With Serum BhCG Simplify Medical Abortion: A Randomized Controlled Trial|
- Receipt of any additional intervention or follow-up beyond the one routinely scheduled follow-up ultrasound or follow-up BhCG draw [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
- Patient satisfaction with follow-up method [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
serum BhCG follow-up
Other: serum BhCG follow-up
Subjects in this arm will receive medical abortion follow-up using BhCG blood draw
Other: ultrasonographic follow-up
Subjects in this arm will receive medical abortion follow-up by ultrasound
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00907725
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215|
|Principal Investigator:||Principal Investigator||Planned Parenthood|