Comparison of therapeutic abortion efficacy by suction curettage and misoprostol vaginally in the first trimester of pregnancy

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How to Cite: Comparison of therapeutic abortion efficacy by suction curettage and misoprostol vaginally in the first trimester of pregnancy, Jentashapir J Cell Mol Biol. Online ahead of Print ; 4(5):355-362.

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Jentashapir Journal of Health Research: 4 (5); 355-362
Published Online: October 31, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: March 9, 2013
Accepted: August 30, 2013

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Abstract

Background: This study compared the health outcomes of abortion by vaginal misoprostol tablets and suction curettage in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Material and methods: In this study, 220 pregnant women (under 14 weeks gestational age) who candidate for termination of pregnancy (due to fetal or maternal reasons) were divided into the treatment and surgery groups. In the medical abortion group, 600 g vaginal misoprostol was given, then 36 hours later if needed this dose was repeated. However, if the remains of the pregnancy were observed by ultrasound 1 week after the initial dose, the curettage was done. Suction curettage was used in the surgical abortion group.

Results: In general, 79% of treatment group had a complete abortion without the need for surgical abortion. In all subjects of surgical groups, all products of pregnancy with surgical curettage were fully discharged. The mean satisfaction from amount of bleeding in the drug and medical abortion groups was 80% and 84%, respectively with no statistical difference.

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