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Comparison of misoprostol and manual vacuum aspiration for the treatment of incomplete abortion

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.

Access the full abstract of this article at International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics (Sep 2007), Vol 98(3), pp. 222-6.