Is induced abortion a risk factor in subsequent pregnancy?

  title={Is induced abortion a risk factor in subsequent pregnancy?},
  author={Manfred Voigt and Wolfgang Henrich and Marek T Zygmunt and Klaus Friese and Sebastian Straube and Volker Briese},
  journal={Journal of perinatal medicine},
  volume={37 2},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a history of terminations of pregnancy influences subsequent pregnancies in terms of pregnancy risks, prematurity and neonatal biometrics. PATIENTS AND METHODS Based on the perinatal statistics of eight German federal states, data of 247,593 primiparous women with singleton pregnancies born between 1998 and 2000 were analyzed. The control group consisted of primiparous women without previous induced abortions. Maternal age was adjusted for. RESULTS There was… CONTINUE READING