Wetin be Dilation and Curettage (D&C)?

Dilation and Curettage (D&C) na olden days method of surgical abortion wey dem don use vacuum method of abortion replace.

During D&C, dem go dilate the cervix and dem go use sharp curettes take scrape the wall of the uterus to commot the belle. The risk of complication go increase and pain, when dem dey do D&C, no be so for vacuum aspiration. Na dis reason, the World Health Organization (WHO) kon talk say make vacuum aspiration abortion, or medical (medicine) abortion replace D&C.

Even though dem don say make dem stop am, some people still dey do am. If your health-care person talk about dis method, we go advice say make you discuss anoda method [1].

[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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