- There is no medical need for a routine follow-up visit following uncomplicated surgical abortion or medical abortion using mifepristone followed by misoprostol. However, women should be advised that additional services are available to them if needed or desired.
(Strength of recommendation: strong)
- Women must be adequately informed regarding symptoms of ongoing pregnancy and other medical reasons, such as prolonged heavy bleeding or fever, to return for follow-up.
- Alternative follow-up strategies to in-clinic visits after first-trimester medical abortion are the subject of ongoing research.
- The quality of the evidence based on observational studies and indirect evidence is low.