Community-based Distribution of Misoprostol for Early Abortion: Evaluation of a Program along the Thailand-Burma Border

Date: June 2017 Resource Type: Array Publications

The authors evaluated the outcomes of a community-based distribution program that provides migrant, refugee, and cross-border women from Burma with evidence-based information about and access to misoprostol for early pregnancy termination. They found that community-based distribution of misoprostol can be a safe and effective strategy for increasing access to safe abortion, even in a legally restricted, low-resource setting, and that healthcare providers were motivated to participate in the program because of their concerns for unsafe abortion in the community.