The Population Council Bangladesh, in collaboration with the Directorate General of Family Planning and Marie Stopes Bangladesh, with funding from the World Health Organization and the DFID-supported STEP UP project, conducted an 18-month operations research study from January 2012 to June 2013. This operations research tested the feasibility of introducing menstrual regulation with medication (MRM) in Bangladesh and assessed accessibility of the combination regimen of mifepristone and misoprostol in urban and rural health facilities. Based on this study’s results, the feasibility of introducing MRM services in Bangladesh is clear, and women receiving MRM were satisfied with their overall quality of care. It is imperative that this service be incorporated into the national family planning program for the safety, health, and well-being of Bangladeshi women. The report details some considerations before introducing MRM services nationwide.
Hena, Ismat Ara, Ubaidur Rob, Nargis Sultana, Md. Irfan Hossain, Reena Yasmin, Tapash Ranjan Das, and Farid Uddin Ahmed. 2013. "Introducing medical MR in Bangladesh: MRM final report," STEP UP Research Report. Dhaka: Population Council.
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