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
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: 24–72 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.