Does a History of D&C Increase the Risk of Premature Delivery?

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In a meta-analysis, a history of dilation and curettage for management of miscarriage or termination of pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of preterm birth in a subsequent pregnancy but the association is weak and most likely explained by confounding.


Lemmers M, et al. Dilatation and curettage increases the risk of subsequent preterm birth: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Hum Reprod 20 16;3 1:34-45.

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