Surgical methods for first trimester termination of pregnancy.

  title={Surgical methods for first trimester termination of pregnancy.},
  author={Regina Kulier and Afef Fekih and George Justus Hofmeyr and Andre Campana},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Different surgical methods for termination of pregnancy have evolved over the years: Dilatation and curettage, power operated vacuum aspiration, manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) or hysterotomy. Local or general anaesthesia is used for all methods. Preabortion medical or mechanical cervical preparation may reduce the incidence of cervical or uterine injuries. OBJECTIVES To compare the safety and efficacy of different surgical methods for first trimester abortion. SEARCH STRATEGY The… CONTINUE READING


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