Confronting the challenge of unsafe second-trimester abortion.


Unsafe abortion accounts for approximately 13% of maternal deaths worldwide-roughly 47,000 deaths per year. Most deaths from unsafe abortion occur in low-resource countries. Second-trimester abortion carries a higher risk of morbidity and mortality compared with first-trimester abortion and, although the former comprises the minority of abortion procedures… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2011.05.018