Pain Management

Reducing the anxiety and physical pain women experience during an abortion with manual vacuum aspiration or medical abortion is an essential component of these procedures.

The goal of pain management during uterine evacuation is to help women remain as comfortable as possible while minimizing medication-induced risks and side effects. A combination of patient education, verbal support, oral medications, paracervical block and gentle operative techniques provides effective pain relief for most women. Some women will prefer intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.