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Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR), World Health Organization

Sexually transmitted and other reproductive tract infections

A guide to essential practice



Management of STIs/RTIs
Chapter 9. STI/RTI complications related to pregnancy, miscarriage, induced abortion, and the postpartum period


Flowchart 6. Possible complications of abortion

Treatment table 11

For information on manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) and other methods of uterine evacuation, see reference below. All women who undergo MVA should be followed closely to detect signs of possible infection early. The publication below also indicates appropriate stabilizing fluids and recommended antibiotics.

Follow-up at: 2472 hours (sooner if worse)

For more information, see: Managing complications in pregnancy and childbirth: a guide for midwives and doctors. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2000.


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