Methods for induced abortion.

  title={Methods for induced abortion.},
  author={Phillip G. Stubblefield and Sacheen Carr-Ellis and L. S. Borgatta},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={104 1},
We describe present methods for induced abortion used in the United States. The most common procedure is first-trimester vacuum curettage. Analgesia is usually provided with a paracervical block and is not completely effective. Pretreatment with nonsteroidal analgesics and conscious sedation augment analgesia but only to a modest extent. Cervical dilation is accomplished with conventional tapered dilators, hygroscopic dilators, or misoprostol. Manual vacuum curettage is as safe and effective as… CONTINUE READING


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