Poll: Do You Use Office-Based Uterine Evacuation in Early Pregnancy Failure Care?

July 26, 2011

A recent survey of ob/gyns (N = 308) reported that respondents who indicated they had prior training in office uterine evacuation and/or induced abortion also reported using office uterine evacuation more frequently as compared to those providers without any training. The operation room was used more often by those respondents who did not have any induced abortion training.

A recent survey (N = 308) of ob/gyns reported that respondents who indicated they had prior training in office uterine evacuation and/or induced abortion also reported using office uterine evacuation more frequently as compared to those providers without any training. The operation room was used more often by those respondents who did not have any induced abortion training.

In addition, previous training also impacted respondents’ views about in-office versus operating room procedures. Physicians with prior induced abortion training were less likely to believe that operating room procedures were safer than in-office procedures.