Background Mifepristone has recently become available in Australia but its use is
Objective To describe the use of mifepristone in South Australia in the period
2009–2010 and to explore options that may become available to
Discussion Mifepristone has been added to regimens for early and second
trimester abortions – both medical and surgical abortions. It has been
most commonly used in early medical abortions. In this audit the
complication rates of early medical abortion with mifepristone compared
favourably to early surgical abortion. There are implications in service
delivery of early medical abortion compared to early surgical abortion.
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