Refining paracervical block techniques for pain control in first trimester surgical abortion: A randomized controlled noninferiority trial

Regina Maria Renner, Alison Edelman, Mark D. Nichols, Jeffrey Jensen, Jeong Y. Lim, Paula Bednarek

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Objectives: Our objective was to evaluate two different aspects of the paracervical block (PCB) technique for first trimester surgical abortion, to compare a 3-min wait prior to cervical dilation to no wait and to compare four-site with two-site injection. Study design: We conducted two consecutive randomized, single-blinded noninferiority trials. In the first trial, women

Original languageEnglish (US)
StateAccepted/In press - Nov 18 2015



  • Abortion
  • Analgesia
  • Pain control
  • Paracervical block

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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