Rh testing and treatment are unnecessary after induced first-trimester abortion

Clinical Question

Is Rh testing and treatment necessary after an induced first-trimester abortion?

Bottom line

This study found that an induced abortion in the first trimester, whether by medication or by procedure, is not a risk factor for Rh sensitization. Blood Rh typing and/or immunoglobulin administration are not clinically important parts of first-trimester abortion care. 2b

Study design: Cohort (prospective)

Funding: Foundation

Setting: Population-based

Reviewer

David C. Slawson, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Family Medicine for Education and Scholarship
Atrium Health
Professor of Family Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill
Charlotte, NC


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DR ARUP KUMAR DHARA

Impact assessment

Excellent

Anonymous

RH TESTING AFTER FIRST TRIMESTER INDUCED ABORTIN

GOOD TO KNOW

Anonymous

Abortion

Good information on how to help woman

Stanley Lofsky

Other Situations

Is there research on spontaneous and ectopics?