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FDA Eases Restrictions on Abortion Medication

Posted 31 Mar 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is making it easier for women to obtain a medication that induces abortion. Under changes announced Wednesday by the agency, women in most states who want the drug, called mifepristone (Mifeprex), will need to make just two trips to a doctor, instead of three. They'll also have 10 weeks from the start of their last period to use ...

D & C Procedures May Raise Risk of Preterm Birth: Study

Posted 17 Jun 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 – A widely used gynecological procedure may increase the risk of preterm delivery in future pregnancies, a new study suggests. Dilation and curettage (D&C) is one of the most common minor surgeries in obstetrics and gynecology. It is used in cases of miscarriage and abortion, among other reasons. While generally considered safe, previous research has found that D&C is ...

U.S. Abortion Rate Drops to Lowest Level Since 1973: Report

Posted 3 Feb 2014 by

MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 – The U.S. abortion rate in 2011 was the lowest it has been since 1973, and advances in contraception methods might be part of the reason why, a new report suggests. The rate in 2011 was 16.9 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44. That's far below the rate of 29.3 per 1,000 women in 1981. And it's just above the lowest rate of 16.3 per 1,000 women in 1973, when abortion ...

Multiple Abortions May Raise Risk of Preemie Birth Later

Posted 30 Aug 2012 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 30 – Women who've had three or more abortions are at increased risk for premature and low birth-weight babies when they first give birth, a new study indicates. Researchers looked at more than 300,000 Finnish mothers and found that 10.3 percent had had one induced abortion between 1996 and 2008, 1.5 percent had two abortions, and 0.3 percent had three or more abortions before a ...

Drug Reduces Complications in Surgical Abortions: Study

Posted 8 Mar 2012 by

WEDNESDAY, March 7 – The drug misoprostol reduced major complications from early surgical abortion by nearly one-third, according to a new study. Doctors often use misoprostol for cervical preparation prior to surgical abortion (vacuum aspiration). Until now, however, there were no studies large enough to determine whether the drug reduces the risk of serious complications, either immediate or ...

Changes Reduced Infections From Medical Abortion

Posted 8 Jul 2009 by

WEDNESDAY, July 8 – Two changes to the way Planned Parenthood clinics perform medical abortion resulted in a 93 percent drop in the rate of serious infections, a new report says. The changes involved administering the drug misoprostol to the area between the gum and the cheek (buccal administration), not the vagina, and introducing routine treatment with antibiotics. "Planned Parenthood is very ...

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