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Fertility regulation

Induced abortion

This section includes RHL summaries of published systematic reviews evaluating male and female methods of contraception (including emergency contraception), and clinical methods of induced abortion.

Anesthesia for evacuation of incomplete miscarriage

Woman lying on hospital bed, Nicaragua

Antibiotics for incomplete abortion

Young woman receiving counselling.

Medical methods for first trimester abortion

An abortion patient on a surgery table.

Cervical preparation for first trimester surgical abortion

Nurses working in a hospital ward.

Doctors or mid-level providers for abortion

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Vacuum aspiration for induced abortion in the first trimester

Bottle of antibiotics

Perioperative antibiotics to prevent infection after first-trimester abortion

A doctor holds a manual vacuum aspirator.

Surgical versus medical methods for second-trimester induced abortion

Ibuprofen pills

Pain control in first trimester surgical abortion

Abortion instruments

Surgical methods for first trimester termination of pregnancy

Doctor talking to patient in an abortion clinic, Nepal.

Medical versus surgical methods for first trimester termination of pregnancy