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Medical abortion is safer than surgical

 
05 September 2012, 21:05

Even the best conditions and careful selection of the clinic for the procedure of abortion can not guarantee the absence of complications after the abortion and as a result of infertility of the woman.

According to the Australian authors of the large-scale study, medical abortion is a safe and effective alternative to abortion, performed with the help of surgical intervention. However, this procedure is performed only in the early stages of pregnancy, namely up to 63 days from the first day of the last menstruation.

Scientists studied the principle of the drug and the nature of the complications caused by its use, as well as interviewed women who underwent a medical abortion procedure. In the course of the research, an analysis of the results of more than 13,000 women who used mifepristone or what they call an abortion tablet RU-486, from 2009 to 2011, was conducted.

All women underwent non-surgical abortion at an early stage in the Australian clinic "Marie Stopes International".

The co-author of the study, the director of the clinic, Dr. Philip Goldstone, and the group of experts estimated that the mifepristone, which blocks the progesterone receptors and is temporary, reversible, is effective in 97% of its applications. In this case, there are isolated cases of bleeding and possible infections in patients.

Comments from women who took an abortion pill indicate that the process of abortion is well tolerated and without complications. The drug excludes trauma to the cervix, causes moderate pain and uterine contractions, does not affect the reproductive function of women, and therefore the risk of postabortion infertility after the use of the pill is minimized.

In addition, as medical observations show, the procedure of medical abortion does not cause psychological trauma in women. This method of abortion is the most modern and many young, nulliparous women resort to this procedure without fear of health.

Abortion with the help of a medicinal product is carried out under the supervision of a physician and is monitored until the normal menstrual cycle is restored.

"We hope that soon such a sparing woman's body will become more accessible, because the interruption of unwanted pregnancy with mifepristone does not require anesthesia and surgery, and is less traumatic and more natural than surgical abortion," the study authors concluded.

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Portnov Alexey Alexandrovich

Education: Kiev National Medical University. A.A. Bogomolets, Specialty - "General Medicine"

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