Risk Factors Associated With Presenting for Abortion in the Second Trimester

@article{Drey2006RiskFA,
  title={Risk Factors Associated With Presenting for Abortion in the Second Trimester},
  author={Eleanor A. Drey and Diana Foster and Rebecca A. Jackson and Susan J. Lee and Lilia H Cardenas and Philip D. Darney},
  journal={Obstetrics \& Gynecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={107},
  pages={128-135}
}
OBJECTIVE: To determine factors associated with delay of induced abortion into the second trimester of pregnancy. METHODS: Using audio computer-assisted self-interviewing, 398 women from 5 to 23 weeks of gestation at an urban hospital described steps and reasons that could have led to a delayed abortion. Multivariable logistic regression identified independent contributors to delay. RESULTS: Half of the 70-day difference between the average gestational durations in first- and second-trimester… 
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    Obstetrics and gynecology
  • 2013
TLDR
Some obstetric and medical indications for second-trimester termination include preeclampsia and preterm premature rupture of membranes, among other conditions, and additional indications for uterine evacuation in the second trimester are pregnancy failure before 20 weeks of gestation and fetal demise.
Predictors of delay in each step leading to an abortion.
Determinants of late presentation for induced abortion care.
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  • Medicine
    Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC
  • 2015
Do Women Presenting for First and Second-Trimester Abortion Differ Socio-Demographically?
TLDR
Second-trimester abortions are associated with both increasing age and parity and higher education, and this group of educated, older and multiparous women should be one of those targeted for counseling to reduce the risks associated with second trimester abortion.
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