Women’s Health Care Innovator Dies

Harvey Karman, an early abortion provider who developed a device, which improved abortion care died this month. In the 1970s Karman developed a soft, flexible tube, or cannula, which made early suction abortions possible with local or no anesthesia and made perforation far less likely. The Karman cannula became a crucial component of abortion care in the developing world, and it is still used to provide women with safe, early abortion care. Karman is responsible for saving the lives of countless women throughout the world through this innovative technology.

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