Manual versus electric vacuum aspiration for early first-trimester abortion: a controlled study of complication rates.

@article{Goldberg2004ManualVE,
  title={Manual versus electric vacuum aspiration for early first-trimester abortion: a controlled study of complication rates.},
  author={Alisa B. Goldberg and Gillian Dean and M Kang and Sarah Youssof and Philip D. Darney},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={103 1},
  pages={101-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Manual vacuum aspiration is an alternative to electric suction curettage for first-trimester elective abortion. Although many studies have demonstrated that manual vacuum aspiration is safer than sharp curettage for abortion, only a few studies have directly compared it with electric suction curettage. These studies proved the methods to be equally effective and acceptable but were too small to adequately compare safety. We compared immediate complication rates for abortions performed… CONTINUE READING

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