Perioperative pain management strategies among women having reproductive surgeries

Strategies are available to decrease opioid exposure in the perioperative and perioprocedural period.

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Volume 108, Issue 2, Pages 200–206


Malavika Prabhu, M.D., Pietro Bortoletto, M.D., Brian T. Bateman, M.D., M.Sc.


This review presents opioid-sparing strategies for perioperative pain management among women undergoing reproductive surgeries and procedures. Recommendations are provided regarding the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, acetaminophen, other adjunctive medications, and regional anesthetic blocks. Additional considerations for chronic opioid users or patients using opioid replacement or antagonist therapy are discussed.

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Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders.