Obesity and second-trimester abortion by dilation and evacuation.

  title={Obesity and second-trimester abortion by dilation and evacuation.},
  author={Allison C Dark and Leslie Miller and Robert L Kothenbeutel and Lynn Mandel},
  journal={The Journal of reproductive medicine},
  volume={47 3},
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and dilation and evacuation (D&E) procedure characteristics. STUDY DESIGN Data were collected on all women seeking elective surgical second-trimester abortion during a six-week period at a free-standing abortion clinic. Information gathered included age, pregnancy history, height, weight, intravenous sedation, time for procedure, estimated blood loss, use of special instruments, amount of manual dilation needed and… CONTINUE READING