Cervical Dilation Before First-Trimester Surgical Abortion (<14 Weeks' Gestation)

Publication Date: December 1, 2015
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

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Cervical priming in the first trimester with either osmotic dilators or misoprostol may protect against complications such as cervical injury and uterine perforation. The absolute risk of these complications is extremely low. (A)
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Cervical Dilation Before First-Trimester Surgical Abortion (<14 Weeks' Gestation)

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