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The menstrual regulation success rate of 93% observed in this study is comparable to international experience with this regimen at gestational ages of 63 days or less since the last menstrual period, which has shown success rates of 93-98%.
The findings underscore the need for second-trimester abortion to remain legal and accessible, the researchers note, as "many women seeking second-trimester abortions simply lacked pregnancy symptoms or were unaware of their last menstrual period and therefore took a long time to recognize and test for pregnancy" Public health measures that may reduce the prevalence of second-trimester abortions include improving access to contraceptives, providing low-cost home pregnancy tests and educating patients about the importance of keeping track of menstrual periods.
In this new study, investigators from the North Central Cancer Treatment Group categorized 842 patients undergoing breast cancer surgery at 103 sites as to menstrual cycle phase both by biochemical determination at time of surgery and by recall of last menstrual period, explained Clive S.
Of 79 women enrolled, 66 (84%) had ACEI exposure limited to the first trimester of pregnancy ([is less than or equal to] 14 weeks' gestation, as measured since the time of their last menstrual periods).
Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire questioned participants about their spending habits in the previous week and at the end of the survey asked for the date of their last menstrual period.
In a companion piece to its article on abortion statistics, AGI notes that the average cost of an abortion in 2001 was $372 for a self-paying woman obtaining a surgical abortion at 10 weeks LMP (from her last menstrual period).
If you are a woman of childbearing age, the radiographer will ask the date of your last menstrual period and if you could be pregnant.
In September 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved mifepristone (also known by the trade name Mifeprex or its original French name, RU-486) for use along with a prostaglandin for ending pregnancies up to 49 days from the onset of a woman's last menstrual period. The FDA-approved protocol involves the administration of 600 mg of mifepristone followed two days later by 400 mg of oral misoprostol administered at a medical facility.
Overall, six (8%) of the 71 women reported using a folic acid-containing multivitamin supplement during the periconceptional period, including four (7%) of the 54 women who had a last menstrual period after the PHS recommendation was issued, and two (12%) of the 17 women who had a last menstrual period before the PHS recommendation was issued.
With the widespread availability of ultrasound scanning and the development of standard fetal measurement, (1,2) most women now have two independently derived estimates which may differ : a calculation based on last menstrual period (L.M.P.+280 days) and a prediction based on the measurement by ultrasound scanning .
All were 1-5 years postmenopausal, with an average of 3 years since their last menstrual period.
The correlation between the month of last menstrual period and higher rates of birth defects was statistically significant for half of the 22 categories of birth defects reported in a Centers for Disease Control database from 1996 to 2002 including spina bifida, cleft lip, clubfoot and Down's syndrome.