Misoprostol/Cytotec for induction: further reading

The Misoprostol/Cytotec Controversy
A very good and objective summary (in five parts) by Ina May Gaskin, CPM of articles about misoprostol for cervical ripening or induction of labour, published September 2005.

Misoprostol (Cytotec) for Labor Induction: A Cautionary Tale
Article by Marsden Wagner, MD, MS in Midwifery Today magazine, No. 49, 1999

Forced Labor: Why are obstetricians speeding deliveries with an ulcer drug that endangers mothers and their babies?
Article by David Goodman published in Mother Jones magazine Jan/Feb 2001 Issue

Misoprostol for Induction of Labour: Untested, Unapproved and Unnecessary
Editorial by Beverley Beech in AIMS (Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services, UK) Journal, Vol 13 No 3, 2001

My Experience with Misoprostol
Jessica Evans writing about taking part in a UK trial in Sept 2000
AIMS Journal, Vol 13 No 3, 2001

Cytotec Induction and Off-Label Use

Article by Marsden Wagner, MD, MS in Midwifery Today magazine, Issue 67, 2003

Adverse Events Following Misoprostol Induction of Labor
Article by Marsden Wagner, MD, MS in Midwifery Today magazine, Issue 71, 2004

Uses of Misoprostol in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Article by Rebecca Allen, MD, MPH & Barbara O’Brien, MD briefly reviewing the varied uses of misoprostol including induction of labour.
Reviews in Obstetrics & Gynecology Vol 2(3) 2009

The Freedom to Birth—The Use of Cytotec to Induce Labor: A Non-Evidence-Based Intervention
Written by Madeline Oden, the mother of Tatia Oden French who died after being induced by Cytotec
The Journal of Perinatal Education, Vol 18, 2009

FDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Drug Safety Information for Patients and Providers – Misoprostol (marketed as Cytotec)


2 responses to “Misoprostol/Cytotec for induction: further reading

  1. great list of resources / websites for more information on Cytotec. Thanks for compiling it.

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