Access to high quality abortion care is essential to women’s health, as evidenced by the dramatic decrease in pregnancy-related morbidity and mortality since the legalization of abortion in the United States, and by high rates of maternal death and complications in those countries where abortion is still provided under unsafe conditions.
The past two decades have brought important advances in abortion care as well as increasing cross-disciplinary use of abortion technologies in women’s health care. Abortion is an important option for pregnant women who have serious medical conditions or fetal abnormalities, and fetal reduction techniques are now well-integrated into infertility treatment to reduce the risks of multiple pregnancies resulting from assisted reproductive technologies.
Management of Unintended and Abnormal Pregnancy: Comprehensive Abortion Care is the textbook of the National Abortion Federation, and serves as the standard, evidence-based reference text in abortion care. This state-of-the-art textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the public health implications of unsafe abortion and reviews the best surgical and medical practices for pregnancy termination, as well as managing ectopic and other abnormal pregnancies.
Management of Unintended and Abnormal Pregnancy: Comprehensive Abortion Care is the leading source for a comprehensive understanding of issues related to unintended and abnormal pregnancy. This textbook:
- is authored by internationally-known leaders in women's health care;
- addresses unintended pregnancy and abortion from historical, legal, public health, clinical, and quality care perspectives;
- includes chapters on pregnancy loss, ectopic pregnancy, gestational trophoblastic disease, and multifetal pregnancy reduction;
- covers treatment of pregnancies in the first and second trimester by both medical and surgical techniques; and
- provides resources for clinical, scientific, and social support for the abortion provider and patient.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Abortion In Historical Perspective (Carole Joffe, Phd – University Of California At Davis).
Chapter 2: Unintended Pregnancy And Abortion In The United States: A Public Health Perspective (Stanley Henshaw, Phd; Lawrence Finer, Phd – Guttmacher Institute).
Chapter 3: Legal Issues Related To Abortion In The United States (Bonnie Scott Jones Jd – Center For Reproductive Law And Policy, Louise Mellon Jd – American Civil Liberties Union).
Chapter 4: Ethical Issues In Abortion Care (Frank Chervenak Md – Weill Medical College Of Cornell University).
Chapter 5: Meeting The Global Challenge Of Safe And Accessible Abortion (Iqbal Shah Md – World Health Organization Department Of Reproductive Health And Research).
Chapter 6: Patient Education, Counseling, And Informed Consent (Anne Baker Ma – Hope Clinic For Women.
Joan Mogul-Garrity – Consultant, Geoge Annas Jd, Mph – Boston University School Of Public Health).
Chapter 7: Documenting Pregnancy And Gestational Age (Steven Goldstein Md – New York University School Of Medicine, Matthew Reeves Md – University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine, Mary Fjerstad Np, Mhs – Planned Parenthood Federation Of America).
Chapter 8: Medical Evaluation And Management (Ann Davis Md – Columbia University School Of Medicine, Bruce Ferguson Md – University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine).
Chapter 9: Pain Management (Mark Nichols Md – Oregon Health Sciences University School Of Medicine, Leslie Miller Md – University Of Washington School Of Medicine, Mark Rosen Md – University Of California, San Francisco School Of Medicine).
Chapter 10: Medication Abortion In Early Pregnancy (Mitchell Creinin Md – University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine, Kristina Gemzell- Danielsson – Karolinska University Hospital (Stockholm), Beverly Winikoff Md – Gynuity Health Projects).
Chapter 11: Aspiration Abortion In The First Trimester (Philip Darney, Md, Msc; Karen Meckstroth Md – University Of California, San Francisco School Of Medicine, Maureen Paul Md, Mph – Mt. Sinai School Of Medicine).
Chapter 12: Surgical Abortion After The First Trimester (Cassing Hammond Md – Northwestern Univ. School Of Medicine, Fred Hopkins Md – San Francisco General Hospital, Eleanor Drey Md – University Of California, San Francisco School Of Medicine).
Chapter 13: Induction Methods After The First Trimester (Paul Blumental Md – John Hopkins University School Of Medicine, Laura Castleman Md – University Of Michigan School Of Medicine, John Jain Md – Ucla School Of Medicine).
Chapter 14: The Challenging Abortion (Lynn Borgatta Md, Mph, Philip Stubblefield Md – Boston University School Of Medicine, Ellen Wiebe Md – University Of British Columbia School Of Medicine).
Chapter 15: Ensuring Quality Care In Abortion Services (Carla Eckhardt – Ucsf Department Of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Lynne Randall – Planned Parenthood Federation Of America, Michael Midgley – National Abortion Federation).
Chapter 16: Spontaneous Abortion (Carolyn Westhoff Md – Columbia University School Of Medicine, Alisa Goldberg Md – Harvard University School Of Medicine).
Chapter 17: Ectopic Pregnancy (Kurt Barnhart Md – University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, Gary Lipscomb Md – University Of Tennessee Health Sciences Center).
Chapter 18: Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (Nj Sebire Md – Imperial College School Of Medicine (London)).
Chapter 19: Abortion For Maternal Conditions Or Fetal Abnormalities (Mary D’alton Md – Columbia University School Of Medicine, Lee Shulman Md – Northwestern University School Of Medicine).
Chapter 20: Selective Reduction Of Multifetal Pregnancies (Mark Evans Md – St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital Center).
Chapter 21: Routine Aftercare And Contraceptive Management (Laura Macisaac Md, Nancy Stanwood Md – University Of Rochester School Of Medicine, Daniel Grossman Md – Ibis Reproductive Health).
Chapter 22: Abortion Complications: Prevention And Management (E. Steve Lichtenberg – Northwestern Univ. School Of Medicine, David Grimes, Md, Mph – University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine, Christina Villarreal Md – Columbia, Latin America).
Chapter 23: Answering Questions About Long-Term Outcomes (Carol Hogue, Phd, Mph – Rollins School Of Public Health (Emory University), Nancy Adler Phd – Ucsf School Of Medicine, Jeffrey Peipert Md, Mph – Washington University School Of Medicine)
Maureen Paul, MD, MPH – Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Planned Parenthood
E. Steve Lichtenberg, MD, MPH – Northwestern University School of Medicine
Lynn Borgatta, MD, MPH – Boston University School of Medicine
David Grimes, MD, MPH – University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Philip Stubblefield, MD – Boston University School of Medicine
Mitchell Creinin MD – University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine