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Management of unintended and abnormal pregnancy : comprehensive abortion care /
edited by Maureen Paul ... [et al.] ; illustrator, Lisa Peñalver.
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Chichester, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
description
xvi, 376 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
ISBN
1405176962 (hbk.), 9781405176965 (hbk.)
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imprint
Chichester, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
isbn
1405176962 (hbk.)
9781405176965 (hbk.)
catalogue key
6861180
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"This is a highly informative, well-referenced book, which covers the subject detail in a balanced, humane, sensitive and women centred way. The book is upbeat and positive about the alliance of abortion with sexual and reproductive health and the new prospects for leadership in abortion care resulting from this. This book is an essential read for those providing counselling and assessment for abortion care, as well as those providing abortion procedures." (British Journal of Sexual Medicine, October 2010)
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The past two decades have brought advances in abortion care as well as increasing cross-disciplinary use of abortion technologies in women's health care. This text presents practical guidance on women's choices, and updated protocols for non-surgical induced and spontaneous abortion.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
The United States has the highest rate of unintended pregnancy in the developed world. Women in the United States seek abortion for nearly one quarter of all pregnancies and for approximately half of all unintended pregnancies. An estimated 34% of U.S. women will have at least one induced abortion by the time they reach age 45. The estimated frequency of induced abortion worldwide ranges from 36 to 53 million procedures annually.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 U.S. and by high rates of maternal death and complications in those countries where abortion is still performed 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.The unique feature of this book will include its breadth of information and expertise, its practicality for both reproductive health specialists and primary care clinicians in the United States and other countries, and its provision of updated practices and protocols for non-surgical approaches to induced and spontaneous abortion.
Table of Contents
Section I Abortion in perspective
Abortion and medicine: A sociopolitical history
Unsafe abortion: The global public health challenge
Unintended pregnancy and abortion in the USA: Epidemiology and public health impact
Abortion law and policy in the USA
Pre-procedure care
Informed consent, patient education, and counseling
Clinical assessment and ultrasound in early pregnancy
Medical evaluation and management
Pain management
Abortion methods and techniques
Medical abortion in early pregnancy
First-trimester aspiration abortion
Dilation and evacuation
Medical methods to induce abortion in the second trimester
The challenging abortion
Post-procedure care
Contraception and surgical abortion aftercare
Surgical complications: Prevention and management
Answering questions about long-term outcomes
Management of abnormal pregnancies
Pregnancy loss
Ectopic pregnancy
Gestational trophoblastic disease
Abortion for fetal abnormalities or maternal conditions
Multifetal pregnancy reduction and selective termination
Abortion service delivery
Providing abortion in low-resource settings
Ensuring quality care in abortion services
Appendix: Resources for abortion providers
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