author={Richard W. Beard and James F. Mowbray and George Pinker},
  journal={The Lancet},

The transition from abortion to miscarriage to describe early pregnancy loss in British medical journals: a prescribed or natural lexical change?

Against the backdrop of recent ‘lay’ demands for reforms, this paper affirms the decisive impact of the 1985 intervention, and considers the ramifications of this finding for the study of linguistic prescriptivism and future medical language reform.

Prophylactic antibiotics for uterine evacuation procedures to treat miscarriage

Pathology of Early Pregnancy Loss

  • T. Khong
  • Medicine
    Keeling's Fetal and Neonatal Pathology
  • 2022
Much of the chapter is devoted to spontaneous abortion as it is the area that generally concerns perinatal pathologists more than the other two topics, and its definition, etiology, pathology, and pathogenesis are detailed.

Terminology for pregnancy loss prior to viability: a consensus statement from the ESHRE early pregnancy special interest group.

It is the goal to provide clear and consistent terminology for pregnancy loss prior to viability with this Early Pregnancy Consensus Statement.

‘Miscarriage or abortion?’ Understanding the medical language of pregnancy loss in Britain; a historical perspective

The shift in language changed in late twentieth century Britain when doctors consciously began using the term ‘miscarriage’ instead of ‘abortion’ to refer to this subject reflected legal, technological, professional and social developments.

Spontaneous Abortion and the Pathology of Early Pregnancy

The lay public tends to equate the term abortion with one which is induced, whether therapeutically, self or criminal, and to associate the term miscarriage with spontaneous abortion.

Nomenclature: What is your name?

For a couple of decades obstetricians and midwives have been preaching that women having babies were usually normal; they and their offspring were only occasionally subject to pathological processes

Terminology used in early pregnancy loss

  • B. Chalmers
  • Medicine
    British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
  • 1992
It is apparent that cultural variations in the meaning of medical terminology may occur and must be recognized by doctors.

Outcome of pregnancies progressing beyond 28 weeks gestation in women with a history of recurrent miscarriage

Ninety‐seven women who had had three or more miscarriages had also had at least one pregnancy with a singleton birth that had reached 28 weeks gestation; information was available on 118 babies, all of which were significantly increased above the prevalence for a normal obstetric population.