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Menstruationsregulierung Menstrualregulierung
月経調節   gekkei chōsetsu
menstrual regulation


Menstruationsregulierung: Absaugen der Uterusschleimhaut durch Unterdruck auch bei nur vermuteter Schwangerschaft (in den USA üblich, in Deutschland nicht erlaubt).

Menstrual regulation is a safe, effective, and economical method of fertility control. Its increased safety compared to first trimester abortion establishes menstrual regulation by vacuum aspiration for treatment of up to 14 days missed menstrual period as probably better medical practice than waiting to confirm the presence of a pregnancy. Because it is a postcontraceptive method, menstrual regulation has potential in family planning services both as a recruitment service and for the treatment of contraceptive failures. Its use as an only method of fertility control is being studied. The acceptance of this new family planning service will primarily depend on its availability, dissemination of information about the service, and the ability of women freely to avail themselves of the service without delay. Although long term effects of single and repeated use of menstrual regulation are not known, its immediate complications are few and it can be recommended as a useful addition to present fertility control methods in family planning programs.


E. Kessel, W. E. Brenner and G. H. Stathes: "Menstrual regulation in family planning services". In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol 65, Issue 7 731-734.
Karl Pawlek, Kleines Lexikon der Sexualität, 2001.

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