Barriers to Misoprostol Use in Developing Countries

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By: Sarah Hodin, MPH, CD(DONA), LCCE, National Senior Manager of Maternal Newborn Health Programs, Steward Health Care

Where oxytocin is not readily available for post-abortion care and postpartum hemorrhage prevention, misoprostol is the recommended alternative. Nevertheless, many countries have not been able to ensure access to safe misoprostol use to prevent maternal deaths due to several barriers…read more