Wetin be the Advantage and Disadvantage of Vacuum Aspiration Abortion?

The advantage of vacuum aspiration be [1]:

  1. E dey fast – e go take only takes 5 –10 minutes;
  2. Some women fit experience cramping, e no dey tay like the cramping wey you go feel when you do medication abortion; and
  3. You fit do am with local anesthesia, so the woman fit go house after few hours.

The disadvantage of vacuum aspiration be:

  1. You fit do Electric Vacuum Aspiration (EVA) even if the belle don reach 15 weeks, whereas you fit do MVA only if the belle don reach 14 weeks. The main disadvantage of vacuum aspiration be say e no dey available during the late second trimester;
  2. E cost pass MA; and
  3. No be for all country dem dey do am.

[1] “Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems.” World Health Organization, second edition, 2012, www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/unsafe_abortion/9789241548434/en/. Accesed November 2020.


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