OBJECTIVE: To validate anecdotal reports that abortion-related complications decreased in the Dominican Republic after the introduction of misoprostol into the country.
DESIGN: Retrospective records reviews and cross-sectional surveys, interviews and focus groups.
SETTING: Family planning clinics, pharmacies, door-to-door canvassing and a tertiary care maternity hospital in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
POPULATION: Women of reproductive age in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
METHODS: Qualitative and quantitative methods were used. Individual interviews...