Is a Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) Abortion Painful?
All methods of in-clinic abortions are mostly associated with strong cramps during the procedure. Local anesthesia is often used for these types of abortions, and this helps to numb the area around the cervix to ease some of the pain during the procedure.
Often this cramping will improve quickly afterwards, but some women may experience cramping on and off for a few days or weeks; for this reason, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) might be recommended for a few days after the procedure. 
 “Clinical updates in reproductive health.” Ipas, 2020, www.ipas.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/ClinicalUpdatesInReproductiveHealthCURHE20-English-digital.pdf. Accesed November 2020.
During an Abortion with Manual Vacuum Aspiration
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