For women in Great Britain and, to a lesser extent, in France, the choice of the type of early abortion is often between medical abortion and vacuum aspiration
under general anesthesia.
For 46 women, the procedure failed and manual vacuum aspiration
was required to complete the procedure (7%).
7.4 mm) and the vacuum aspiration
procedure to be finished more quickly (3.6 vs.
(4.) Dabash R et al., A randomized controlled trial of 400-mcg sublingual misoprostol versus manual vacuum aspiration
for the treatment of incomplete abortion in two Egyptian hospitals, International journal of Gynaecology & Obstetrics, 2010, Lll(2):131-135.
This is evidence of the progress of the abortion industry's efforts to introduce and promote surgical (manual vacuum aspiration
) and chemical (RU486) methods which operate when the child is smaller and less formed--an easier sell to women in crisis pregnancies.
* The safety of manual vacuum aspiration
. Studies have overewhelmingly shown that vacuum aspiration
is a safe and effective alternative to dilation and curettage (D&C): A Cochrane Review reported that vacuum aspirations
are safe, easy to perform and cause less pain than D&C.
Abstract: In the Netherlands, most abortions of early pregnancies have been with electric vacuum aspiration
Providing additional reason for pro-lifers to be wary of references to "family planning," the Packard Foundation lists the chemical abortifacient mifepristone and the manual vacuum aspiration
abortion technique alongside contraceptive devices in enumerating the "fertility regulation methods" that it hopes to improve and expand.
The Bangladesh menstrual regulation program has had many of the recommended best practices for abortion related care in place since the 1970s: For example, paramedics use manual vacuum aspiration
for menstrual regulation in outpatient service delivery settings at the primary care level, and contraceptive counseling and services are integral to the program.
The mean estimated cost of manual vacuum aspiration
was $225 lower than that of dilatation and curettage (D&C), which supports the transition to vacuum aspiration
, as recommended by the World Health Organization.