Risk Factors Associated With Presenting for Abortion in the Second Trimester

  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},
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… 
Practice Bulletin No. 135: Second-Trimester Abortion
  • Medicine
    Obstetrics and gynecology
  • 2013
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.
  • A. Waddington, P. Hahn, R. Reid
  • 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?
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.


Factors responsible for delay in obtaining interruption of pregnancy.
A sample of 132 women undergoing early abortion by suction curettage or late abortion by intrauterine saline instillation at the Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine between January 1 and March 31, 1971, were interviewed to explore why there are so many late abortions.
Factors Responsible for Delay in Obtaining Interruption of Pregnancy
Women having a late abortion were more likely to be younger, single and nulliparous, and less likely to have ever used contraception than were women having early abortions.
Delayed abortion in an area of easy accessibility.
This work found the following variables to be statistically significantly related to the gestational stage of pregnancy at the time a woman seeks an abortion: history of irregular periods, level of education, type and number of pregnancy symptoms volunteered, and moral feelings of the women about abortion.
First and repeat abortions: a study of decision-making and delay.
The analyses suggest that women having repeat abortions come from at least three groups: those whose contraceptive method failed because of technical failure; those experiencing contraceptor failure due to social and personal interactions with the method not conducive to optimal contraceptive practice, and those women who are not practising contraception and for whom repeated unwanted pregnancies may be a response to neurotic needs.
Delayed abortion among teenagers: can a population at risk be identified?
Only contraceptive use and a positive attitude toward abortion were predictive of late arrival at the abortion clinic, and the impact of demographic variables, social-behavioral variables, and pregnancy-related variables on the stage of pregnancy at which the teens arrived at the clinic.
The accessibility of abortion services in the United States, 2001.
Abortion at very early and late gestations and early medical abortion are more available than before, but charges have increased and antiabortion picketing remains at high levels, so many women still face substantial barriers to obtaining an abortion.
A case study of race differences among late abortion patients.
Variables that are associated with black and white women who delay their abortion decision include attitudes toward legal abortion, religiosity, household income, the presence of other children, residence patterns, an unwillingness to disclose the pregnancy, and social support for their decision.
Comparison of women seeking early and late abortion.
Factors associated with delay in seeking induced abortions.
The accessibility of abortion services in the United States.
  • S. Henshaw
  • Medicine
    Family planning perspectives
  • 1991
Abortion services are provided in hospitals, doctors' offices and various types of clinics, but about two-thirds of procedures are performed in specialized abortion clinics. While this system appears