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FDA Eases Restrictions on Abortion Medication

Posted 31 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

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 Drugs.com

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 Drugs.com

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 ...

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