Early surgical abortion

Efficacy and safety

Maureen E. Paul, Caroline M. Mitchell, Angela J. Rogers, Michelle C. Fox, Elyse G. Lackie

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Because of concern over the higher rates of failed abortion, many clinicians defer surgical abortion until 7 menstrual weeks or later. We conducted this study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of early surgical abortions that are performed by numerous physicians in a community-based setting. STUDY DESIGN: We prospectively gathered data on all eligible patients who had surgical abortions at 2 analysis. RESULTS: A total of 1132 women had early surgical abortions during the study interval, and follow-up was available for 750 of those women (66%). Seventeen women (2.3%; 95% CI, 1.4%, 3.7%) had failed attempted abortions. Other complications occurred in 13 women. CONCLUSION: Early surgical abortion is safe and effective. In this series, the frequency of complications that required curettage was similar to that reported with mifepristone and vaginal misoprostol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-411
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume187
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Safety
Misoprostol
Mifepristone
Curettage
Induced Abortion
Physicians

Keywords

  • Abortion
  • Complications
  • Early surgical abortion
  • Failed abortion
  • Vacumn aspiration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Paul, M. E., Mitchell, C. M., Rogers, A. J., Fox, M. C., & Lackie, E. G. (2002). Early surgical abortion: Efficacy and safety. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 187(2), 407-411. https://doi.org/10.1067/mob.2002.123898

Early surgical abortion : Efficacy and safety. / Paul, Maureen E.; Mitchell, Caroline M.; Rogers, Angela J.; Fox, Michelle C.; Lackie, Elyse G.

In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 187, No. 2, 08.2002, p. 407-411.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Paul, ME, Mitchell, CM, Rogers, AJ, Fox, MC & Lackie, EG 2002, 'Early surgical abortion: Efficacy and safety', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 187, no. 2, pp. 407-411. https://doi.org/10.1067/mob.2002.123898
Paul, Maureen E. ; Mitchell, Caroline M. ; Rogers, Angela J. ; Fox, Michelle C. ; Lackie, Elyse G. / Early surgical abortion : Efficacy and safety. In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2002 ; Vol. 187, No. 2. pp. 407-411.
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