Second-Trimester Abortion

Perspectives After a Decade of Experience

  • Editors
  • Gary S. Berger
  • William E. Brenner
  • Louis G. Keith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Overview

    1. Christopher Tietze
      Pages 1-12
    2. Carl W. Tyler Jr., Willard Cates Jr., Kenneth F. Schulz, Richard M. Selik, Jack C. Smith
      Pages 13-25
  3. The Second Trimester of Pregnancy

    1. Kurt Benirschke
      Pages 39-56
    2. Rudy E. Sabbagha
      Pages 57-67
    3. Charles H. Hendricks
      Pages 69-78
  4. Methods of Second-Trimester Abortion

    1. Thomas D. Kerenyi
      Pages 79-87
    2. Marc A. Bygdeman
      Pages 89-106
    3. Ronald T. Burkman, Theodore M. King, Milagros F. Atienza
      Pages 107-118
    4. David A. Grimes, Willard Cates Jr.
      Pages 119-133
    5. Phillip G. Stubblefield
      Pages 135-161
  5. Evaluation

    1. Willard Cates Jr., David A. Grimes
      Pages 163-178
    2. Carol J. Rowland Hogue
      Pages 179-187
    3. Jean Pakter, Julian Gold
      Pages 189-204
  6. Related Issues

    1. Jack W. Provonsha
      Pages 213-220
    2. Henry P. David
      Pages 221-237
    3. Nancy B. Kaltreider
      Pages 239-249
    4. Judith P. Rooks
      Pages 251-257
    5. Judith A. Widdicombe
      Pages 259-263
    6. Louis G. Keith, Gary S. Berger
      Pages 265-283
  7. International Considerations: The Dutch Abortion Experience

    1. Dirk A. F. van Lith, Willem Beekhuizen, Kees J. van Schie, Marijke du Plessis-Alblas
      Pages 295-300
    2. Willem Beekhuizen, Dirk A. F. van Lith, Kees J. van Schie, Marijke du Plessis-Alblas
      Pages 301-307
  8. Future Directions

    1. Elizabeth B. Connell
      Pages 325-329
    2. Gerald I. Zatuchni
      Pages 331-336
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 337-340

About this book


Irvin M. Cushner, MD, MPH It is both remarkable and, at the same time, a sign of this era of rapid change that one can refer back to the "infancy" of a field which has existed for barely more than a decade. Yet, one now reads of the "maturing" of the family planning and abortion fields, both of which were incorporated into our society and integrated into our health care system within the past ten years. Indeed, in the very year that this book is being prepared, we note the tenth anniversaries of several significant events of 1970: 1) the enactment of Title X of the Public Health Service Act, establishing a Federal program in family planning; 2) the first issuance by a major health-related organization (the APHA) of a policy statement advocating repeal of all abortion laws; and 3) the enactment, by New York State, of an abortion law whose only restric­ tion was that it be performed by a licensed physician and the subse­ quent action, the first by any local health department (New York City), to assure both its implementation and its quality. They were, indeed, eventful days. These three events seemed to presage a then-unprecedented acceptance of fertility regulation as a right and as a needed service.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-8295-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8293-2
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