Tag: abortion

1. Greater distanced travelled for abortion services were associated with reduced abortion rates. 2. There is an unmet need for abortion care services across the US with higher distance travelled presenting an important barrier to access.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) 25% of women in the United States will have an abortion...
1. Spontaneous abortion could potentially serve as a marker for future health risk in women, particularly death from cardiovascular disease. 2. Association of risk is particularly strong with women who experience three or more recurrent spontaneous abortions and those reporting spontaneous abortions occurring before age 24. Evidence Rating Level: 2...
Full-term pregnancies are strongly associated with a reduced risk of endometrial cancer. Whether this protective association is driven by fecundity, a specific process that occurs during pregnancy, or cumulative number of months pregnancy, however, is unknown. In this cohort study, 2,311,332 Danish women born between 1935 and 2002 were...
1. The authors of this prospective cohort study found that women who were denied a wanted abortion were found to have higher rates of chronic headaches and migraines. 2. There were no significant differences observed in reports of overall health or chronic pain among women who received a first-trimester absorption...
Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Abortion is the removal of pregnancy tissue, products of conception or the fetus and placenta (afterbirth) from the uterus. The terms fetus and placenta usually are used after eight weeks of pregnancy, while the other terms describe tissue produced by the union of an...
1. Compared to women who did not take folate supplements, women with the highest level of folate supplementation prepregnancy had a 20% reduced risk of spontaneous abortion.  2. The inverse association was dose dependent, with higher levels of folate supplementation associated with lower risk of spontaneous abortion.  Evidence Rating Level: 2...
Image: PD 1. In a randomized controlled trial, the use of a supportive text-messaging intervention was associated with decreased anxiety and stress among women undergoing medical abortions. 2. Women who received supportive text messages reported feeling more prepared for the side effects of their procedure and were nearly universally in favor...
Image: CC/Flickr 1. Women seeking an abortion were more likely to report experiencing physical and emotional violence.  2. Few women cited domestic violence as a reason for choosing termination of pregnancy.  Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)  Study Rundown: This study found that English women seeking termination of pregnancy were more likely to report...
Image: PD  1. Buccal misoprostol plus laminaria for cervical preparation in late second-term dilation and evacuations (D&Es) resulted in only slightly decreased procedure times and no difference in physician satisfaction.  2. Patients who received adjuvant misoprostol were more likely to report severe pain with the procedure.  Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)  ...
Image: PD  1. Women who became pregnant within 12 months of LEEP were more likely to experience spontaneous abortion.  2. The likelihood of spontaneous abortion was highest in the first 6 months after LEEP.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: This study found that women who became pregnant within 12 months of...