Abortion and subsequent preterm birth: and overview by a neonatologist. Spring 2013

This is an overview article (McCaffrey M: Abortion's Impact on Prematurity: Closing the knowledge gap.  Family North Carolina. (Spring) 2013; 8(2): 22-27)  by Dr. Martin McCaffrey.  Dr. McCaffrey is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, director of the Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina, and member of the N.C. [...]

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McGill University 2013 study of abortion and subsequent preterm pregnancy

2013 McGill University  study, Feb 2013 issue of:    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2013;35(2):138–143 "The McGill article is another addition to the weight of evidence that there is a strong and alarming correlation between abortion and subsequent preterm birth.  Tremendous effort is expended trying to decrease the heavy burden of preterm birth.  The NIH, other federal [...]

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2011 Chinese study on Mifeprex and subsequent preterm birth

AAPLOG comments on the huge 2011 paper from China by Liao et al, “Repeated medical abortions and the risk of preterm birth in the subsequent pregnancy,” Arch Gynecol Obstet (2011) 284:579–586: This study reported on more than 18,000 women in seven hospitals, over 4 years- comparing over 7,000 women who had had abortions, with over [...]

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2009 and 2010 Four More Studies Show the Association.

SUMMARIES OF 4 STUDIES FROM 2009 AND 2010 CONFIRMING THE ASSOCIATION OF INDUCED ABORTION AND SUBSEQUENT PRETERM BIRTH, AND ONE STUDY SHOWING DEPRESSION ASSOCIATED WITH PRETERM BIRTH. With regard to abortion and preterm birth , 2010 remained a busy year for abortion and preterm birth studies. There were 7 informative studies on preterm birth and [...]

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2010 Iams Review

The 2010 Iams Review: Care for Women with Prior PreTerm Birth Jay D. Iams, MD; Vincenzo Berghells, MD. Care for women with prior preterm birth. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. August 2010;203(3):89-100 This is an extremely informative article on preterm birth, an issue that complicates I in 8 pregnancies in the U.S.A. Because of [...]

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INDUCED ABORTION AND THE RISK OF SUBSEQUENT PREMATURE BIRTH: General comments reflecting the current literature

Preterm Birth has become a very significant and extremely expensive medical reality in the United States (and other countries as well). Premature birth (birth before 37 weeks) has increased 27% since 1981. In 2007 the premature (preterm, or PTB) rate in America was 12.6% of all live births (and over 17% of all African-American births). [...]

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Bibliography of 122 Studies

1960s 1 Barsy G, Sarkany J. Impact of induced abortion on the birth rate and infant mortality. Demografia 1963;6:427-467. 2 Miltenyi K. On the effects of induced abortion. Demografia 1964;7:73-87. 3 Furusawa Y, Koya Y. The Influence of artificial abortion on delivery. In: Koya Y, ed. Harmful effects of induced abortion. Tokyo: Family Planning Federation [...]

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October 2009 Summary

Induced Abortion and Increased Risk of Preterm Birth Before the October 2009 SHAH-BJOG meta-analysis the abortion/pretermbirth risk was settled science affirming HIGHER risk after abortion. SHAH-BJOG study confirms once again this increased risk. In the past 6 months, there are 3 systematic abortion/premature birth studies, with all 3 validating the abortion/premature birth risk: • Swingle [...]

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September 2009 Shah Metanalysis

Shah P. et al. Induced termination of pregnancy and low birth weight and preterm birth: a systematic review and meta-analysis BJOG 2009;116(11):1425-1442 Overview: Dr. Prakesh Shah's BJOG Abortion-Preemie Meta-Analysis 21 September 2009 Using data from 37 prior published APB studies Dr. Shah [4] reported: • One induced abortion increases the risk for Pre Term Birth [...]

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March 2009 Dutch literature

van Oppenraaij RH, Jauniaux E, Christiansen OB, Horcajadas JA, Farquharson RG, Exalto N; ESHRE Special Interest Group for Early Pregnancy (SIGEP). Predicting adverse obstetric outcome after early pregnancy events and complications: a review. Human Reproduction Update Advance Access 7 March 2009;1(1):1-13 Division of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Erasmus University Medical [...]

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