Publication Year: 2009
Authors/Editor: Paul, Maureen; Lichtenberg, Steve; Borgatta, Lynn; Grimes, Daivd A.; Stubblefield, Phillip G.; and Creinin, Mitchell D.
This state-of-the-art textbook - the textbook of the National Abortion Federation - provides a comprehensive overview of the public health implications of unsafe abortion and reviews the best surgical and medical practices for pregnancy termination, as well as managing ectopic and other abnormal pregnancies
Access to high quality abortion care is essential to women’s health, as evidenced by the dramatic decrease in pregnancy-related morbidity and mortality since the legalization of abortion in the United States, and by high rates of maternal death and complications in those countries where abortion is still provided under unsafe conditions.
The past two decades have brought important advances in abortion care as well as increasing cross-disciplinary use of abortion technologies in women’s health care. Abortion is an important option for pregnant women who have serious medical conditions or fetal abnormalities, and fetal reduction techniques are now well-integrated into infertility treatment to reduce the risks of multiple pregnancies resulting from assisted reproductive technologies.
This is the leading source for a comprehensive understanding of issues related to unintended and abnormal pregnancy. This textbook: