Elective abortion as a primary health service in rural India: experience with manual vacuum aspiration.

  title={Elective abortion as a primary health service in rural India: experience with manual vacuum aspiration.},
  author={Kirti Iyengar and Sharad D Iyengar},
  journal={Reproductive health matters},
  volume={10 19},
India allows abortion up to 20 weeks of pregnancy but places restrictions on abortion facilities and providers. Abortion services are especially deficient in rural areas. Although vacuum aspiration is safer, sharp curettage continues to be used by providers as they lack relevant training. This paper describes the provision of first trimester abortion services using manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) in a rural clinic in the state of Rajasthan over a four-year period. Non-use of anaesthesia… CONTINUE READING


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