Jill Durocher

Comparison of Misoprostol and Manual Vacuum Aspiration for the Treatment of Incomplete Abortion

September 1st, 2007
Staff Publication
Pregnancy Failure and Miscarriage
Winikoff, Beverly, Chong, Erica, Bique, C., Ustá, M., Debora, B.

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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