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Quiroz MG, Billings DL, Gasman ZN
Manual Endouterine Aspiration: A useful technology for delivering quality abortion care
Gac Med Mex 2003; 139 (s1)

Language: Español
References: 35
Page: 65-72
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In this article, the authors present a conceptual framework for the quality of care for women experiencing abortion, the objective of which is to organize health services in such a manner that timely and high quality care is offered, thereby reducing maternal mortality and morbidity related to abortion.
Health care providers care for women experiencing spontaneous abortions, unwanted pregnancies, forced pregnancies that are the product of rape, and miscarriages resulting from violence during pregnancy. The frequency of these cases, as well as the health implications they involve for women, are a call for strengthening services according to the needs of women and not the abortion in and of itself. It is as important to identify the circumstances of these women as it is to attend to the clinical aspects of care in order to provide appropriate services.
Currently, manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) is the technology of choice for the treatment of incomplete abortion recommended by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) as well as by the World Health Organization (WHO). MVA is a technology that is safe, effective, and rapid and incurs less blood loss and pain than does sharp curettage. It is associated with few complications, such as uterine perforation, excessive bleeding, pelvic infection, and cervical lesions that can occur with sharp curettage.

Key words: Abortion, MVA, manual vacuum aspiration, legal abortion, postabortion care.


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