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2022 Sep 20

J Reprod Infant Psychol

Self-reported elevated pain levels: A coping strategy used by women undergoing medical abortion procedures.


Freeman M D, Scheinberg Andrews C, Dior U P, Shimony-Kanat S, Bar-Tal Y, Ben-Meir A
J Reprod Infant Psychol. 2022 Sep 20:1-12.
PMID: 36127865.


Epidural analgesia alleviates pain during normal labour but women who undergo medical abortion procedures using epidural analgesia continue to express high pain levels. To understand this we assessed if patients undergoing medical abortions, treated with epidural analgesia, use their pain for psychological benefits.