Family planning issues relating to maternal and infant mortality in the United States.

  • Ross Puffer
  • Published 1993 in Bulletin of the Pan American Health Organization


Both maternal and infant death rates in the United States are much higher than in many developed countries. The interrelationships between abortions and maternal and infant mortality have been analyzed on the basis of data from the 1970s and 1980s. The legalization of abortions in 1973 resulted in a marked increase in legal abortions and marked reductions… (More)


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