Validation of a novel device for the provision of humane pain control during manual vacuum aspiration

  Nyanza Reproductive Health Society                 Kenya

Nyanza Reproductive Health Society’s innovation is a novel, reusable, low-cost syringe extension device (Chloe SED) that provides pain relief during Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA). This device enables the provision of local anesthesia to a woman’s uterus and cervix, and is easy to sterilize even in austere clinical settings. A trial with 210 women seeking MVA will determine whether the pain control from this device is better or equal to the currently used spinal needles. Women will be consulted when developing pain control protocols to ensure the product meets their needs and preferences.  Based on the results of the trial, the prototype will be refined in preparation for pre-market clearance and scale up.