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What does D&C stand for?

D&C stands for Dilatation and Curettage

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To explore the policy implications of increasing access to safe abortion in Nigeria and Ghana, a computer-based analytic model was developed to comparatively assess the cost of treating complications of unsafe abortion and providing three first-trimester safe abortion modalities: hospital-based dilatation and curettage (D&C), hospital- and clinic-based manual vacuum aspiration (MVA), and medical abortion using misoprostol (MA).
Because of anxiety or lack of confidence in medical therapy, women are frequently admitted to hospital and subjected to surgical interventions or transfusion, or both, with dilatation and curettage, endometrial ablation, uterine artery embolisation or hysterectomy considered.