The Population Council and Marie Stopes Bangladesh, in collaboration with the Directorate General of Family Planning and with funding from the World Health Organization, tested the feasibility of introducing menstrual regulation with medication (MRM) in Bangladesh and assessed the acceptability of providing MRM using the combination drug regimen mifepristone and misoprostol in urban and rural public health facilities. As reported in this policy brief, the study demonstrates that it is feasible and safe to introduce MRM in rural and urban public health facilities. Given the choice, almost two-thirds of women preferred MRM to manual vacuum aspiration and women receiving MRM reported being satisfied or very satisfied with their quality of care. The report recommends that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and its partners work together to train providers and to procure the medical commodities to introduce MRM as an option for menstrual regulation in health facilities nationwide.
Rob, Ubaidur, Ismat Ara Hena, Nargis Sultana, Md. Irfan Hossain, Reena Yasmin, Tapash Ranjan Das, and Farid Uddin Ahmed. 2014. "Reducing unsafe menstrual regulation through medication in Bangladesh," STEP UP Policy Brief. Dhaka: Population Council.
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