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

@article{Ralph2019SelfreportedPH,
  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},
  year={2019},
  volume={171},
  pages={238-247}
}
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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