Norwegian Woman Takes Mifepristone The Abortion Medication
Total move in the Norwegian Treatment of Abortion
The abortion pill, that is certified medical term is Mifepristone and is taken in mixture with the pill Misoprostol, was grown in the early 1980s, but it wasn't available in Norway until 1998.
Norway has now some of the greatest statistics in the world when it comes to the use of the abortion pill. The Scandinavian countries and Scotland have the greatest percentage of medical abortions in the world.
In 1998 only almost six per cent of the abortions approved out in Norway were done with the abortion pill. In 2013, the figures are above eighty per cent. "We have witness an almost total shift in the treatment of abortion from surgical to medical abortion," says Løkeland, who normally working as a gynecologist in Bergen and as chief physician at the Abortion Register at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
"The nurses have slowly more taken over the responsibility for the treatment, which has resulted in increased capacity and accessibility for the doctors to carry out other everyday jobs for other patient groups."
Concern for Home Abortions
While European nations have been limiting in terms of allowing women access to home abortions, this practice has been the standard in the U.S. from 2000. Haukeland University Hospital started to offer home abortions in 2006, and it rapidly became the favored abortion process among the women who were offered the choice.
Home abortion states that the woman takes a Mifepristone, the abortion medication, at the hospital, and is given a Misoprostol to bring home. Thus, the actual extinction of the pregnancy takes place at home.
Critics have worried that getting an abortion at residence may be lonely and traumatic, and that the ladies don't obtain the required health aid. As part of her study, Løkeland has therefore questioned 1018 women whether they were content with their home abortions.
Of the women who had their home abortion by the conclusion of week nine, more than ninety-five per cent replied that they were satisfied.
The women who were questioned chose to partake in the findings and chose to get a medical abortion. "For those who chose this process themselves, medical abortion looked as an acceptable and preferred procedure that they were satisfied with," tells Løkeland.