March 2009 Swingle Metanalysis

Hanes M. Swingle, Tarah T. Colaizy, M. Bridget Zimmerman & Frank H. Morriss, Jr., Abortion and the Risk of Subsequent Preterm Birth: A Systematic Review with Meta-analyses, 54 J. REPRODUCTIVE MED. 95-108 (2009) This metanalysis included 12 induced and 9 spontaneous abortion studies showed an adjusted odds ratio for preterm birth following one abortion of [...]

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Twenty (20) Statistically Significant AVPB and AVLBW Studies

Twenty (20) Statistically Significant AVPB and AVLBW Studies A1+ Watson LF, Rayner J-A, King J, Jolley D, Forster D, Lumley J. Modelling prior reproductive history to improve predication of risk for very preterm birth. Paediatric Perinatal Epidemiology 2010;24:402-415 A2+ Watson LF, Rayner J-A, King J, Jolley D, Forster D, Lumley J. Modelling sequence of prior [...]

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African-American women, pre-term birth, and induced abortion

AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN, PRETERM BIRTH, AND ABORTION WHAT IS THE ASSOCIATION? The huge increase in preterm birth in the United States (30% increase since 1981) is a major public health concern, both from the standpoint of infant morbidity/mortality (it is the leading cause of infant mortality and morbidity), and from the standpoint of the immense cost burden [...]

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2006 Institute of Medicine Report

Reference: Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention," (National Academy of Science Press, July 06) This major publication has been applauded by ACOG, SART, and ASRM as an exceptional and comprehensive work on the problem of preterm birth.. ACOG is a co-sponsor of this work. With a careful search, one will find a single reference to [...]

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Pre-term birth, cerebral palsy, and induced abortion

AAPLOG – THE AMERICAN ASSN OF PRO-LIFE OB/GYNS www.aaplog.org prolifeob@aol.com Sept 08 ON THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN CEREBRAL PALSY / EXTREME PREMATURITY / INDUCED ABORTION “…..then the relative risk for cerebral palsy among surviving VLBW infants would be 38 times that in the general population.” In the existing medical literature, there is very strong evidence of [...]

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2008 study from Germany

The American Association of ProLife Obstetricians and Gynecologists www.aaplog.org THE MOST RECENT STUDY ON ABORTION AND SUBSEQUENT PRETERM BIRTH 2008 Is induced abortion a risk factor in subsequent pregnancy? Voigt M, Olbertz D, Fusch C, Krafczyk D, Briese V, Schneider KT. The influence of previous pregnancy terminations, miscarriages and still-births on the incidence of babies [...]

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The 2004 Europop Study, and the 2005 Epipage Study

The 2004 Europop Study, and the 2005 Epipage Study INDUCED ABORTION: A RISK FACTOR FOR SUBSEQUENT PRETERM BIRTH?? TWO RECENT EUROPEAN STUDIES SAY "YES" A number of investigations into a possible association between induced abortion and subsequent preterm birth have occurred over the past 30 years. Many of the early studies found no association. Then, [...]

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2003 Calhoun-Rooney

THE 2003 CALHOUN-ROONEY LITERATURE REVIEW: Lumley Study, 1993 and 98; Bavarian Study, 1998; Danish Study, 1999 Reference: Calhoun, B, Rooney, B; Induced Abortion and Risk of Later Premature Birth; (Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Volt 8, #2, 2003). Calhoun and Rooney comment on 4 important studies dating from 1993 to 1999. The Lumley studies [...]

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2002 Thorp

THE THORP LITERATURE REVIEW, 2002 Reference: Thorp, et. al., Long term Physical and Psychological Health Consequences of Induced Abortion: Review of the Evidence; (OB GYN Survey, Vol 58 #l, 2002). 6 studies, totaling 10,790 patients, show no association between spontaneous abortion (“miscarriage”) and subsequent preterm birth. 12 studies, totaling 34,929 patients, showed no association between [...]

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