Home abortion

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SBU has been commissioned by the Swedish government to review the positive and negative effects of going through the medical abortion at home. A medical abortion consists of two drugs taken 24-48 hours a part. In Sweden women take the first drug at a clinic and today most women choose to take the second drug at home.


To review the positive and negative effects of going through the whole medical abortion at home.

Planned to be published: Quarter 2, 2023 Registration no: SBU 2022/30

Project group


  • Kristina Gemzell Danielsson, Professor, Gynecologist Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm
  • Jan Brynhildsen, Professor, Gynecologist, Örebro University and Örebro University Hospital, Örebro
  • Ingela Lindh, PhD, Midwife, University of Gothenburg and Head of Unit at Midwife Clinic, Region Västra Götaland, Gothenburg

From SBU

  • Susanne Johansson, Project Manager
  • Anna Christensson, Assistant Project Manager
  • Emma Wernersson, Project Administrator
  • Klas Moberg, Information Specialist
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