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Reducing the Risks of Pregnancy Termination

  • Michael S. Burnhill

Abstract

The intense interest that has been focused around legal abortion in the United States has had some extraordinarily beneficial side effects. Perhaps the most important has been the systematic scientific monitoring of abortion morbidity and mortality. Christopher Tietze (to whom this seminar and paper were dedicated) was the patron saint of abortion surveillance. The Joint Program for the Study of Abortion (JPSA) was the first to look at the medical consequences of legal abortion. His pioneering work was continued and expanded by the Abortion Surveillance Division of the Centers for Disease Control (Cates, Grimes, 1981a, 1981b; Grimes, Cates, 1979; Peterson et al., 1981). In addition to the national data, in-depth analysis was provided by comprehensive reviews of the performance of some of the larger not-for-profit freestanding abortion centers (Burnhill, 1978a).

Keywords

Pregnancy Termination Ectopic Pregnancy Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Plan Parenthood Abortion Service 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael S. Burnhill
    • 1
  1. 1.UMDNJ—Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA

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