This article reports on a study to compare the safety, efficacy, and acceptability of misoprostol versus manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) for treatment of incomplete abortion in Maputo, Mozambique. Although oral misoprostol was less effective than MVA in this study, it was more acceptable to women. Misoprostol is well-suited for use in low-resource settings, and should be promoted as an option for the treatment of incomplete abortion.

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Published:
Sep. 2007
Type:
Staff Publication
Topic:
Pregnancy Failure and Miscarriage
Authors:
Chong, Erica, Winikoff, Beverly, Bique, C., Ustá, M., Debora, B., Chong, E., Westheimer, E., Winikoff, B.