Mifepristone for Postcoital Contraception

  • Archil Khomasuridze
Part of the Reproductive Medicine for Clinicians book series (REMECL, volume 1)


When in the early 1980s of the last century, Dr. Etienne-Emile Baulieu synthesized the first in the history—antiprogesterone—RU 486 or mifepristone, everybody considered it to be an “abortion pill” only. Beyond any doubt, it was a great achievement too, but the life has showed later that the new compound has not only this possibility but also the potential for solution of all problems, when progesterone is not needed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Archil Khomasuridze
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  1. 1.Georgian Association of Reproductive HealthTbilisiGeorgia

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