Self-reported Physical Health of Women Who Did and Did Not Terminate Pregnancy After Seeking Abortion Services

  title={Self-reported Physical Health of Women Who Did and Did Not Terminate Pregnancy After Seeking Abortion Services},
  author={Lauren J. Ralph and Eleanor Bimla Schwarz and Daniel Grossman and Diana Foster},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
Pregnancy poses known risks to women's health (1). Unwanted pregnancy is common in the United States and worldwide (2), and abortion and childbirth after unwanted pregnancy can affect women's health. The immediate physical health complications of childbirth and abortion indicate a higher risk to continuing a pregnancy to term than having an abortion (3, 4). Women who give birth experience significantly more gestational hypertensive disorders, infections, and hemorrhage than those who obtain… 

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Correction: Self-reported Physical Health of Women Who Did and Did Not Terminate Pregnancy After Seeking Abortion Services

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The key for Figure 2 was incorrectly labeled when compared with the text and main conclusion of the article and the square should represent those who gave birth, and the diamond should represent women who had second-trimester abortion.

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