Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth

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

July 1st, 2013|Categories: Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth, News|Tags: , |

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, [...]

McGill University 2013 study of abortion and subsequent preterm pregnancy

February 24th, 2013|Categories: Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth, News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

2011 Chinese study on Mifeprex and subsequent preterm birth

June 4th, 2011|Categories: Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth, News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

2009 and 2010 Four More Studies Show the Association.

March 19th, 2011|Categories: Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth, News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

2010 Iams Review

August 26th, 2010|Categories: Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth, News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

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

May 16th, 2010|Categories: Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth, News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Bibliography of 122 Studies

February 17th, 2010|Categories: Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth, News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

October 2009 Summary

October 16th, 2009|Categories: Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth, News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

September 2009 Shah Metanalysis

September 16th, 2009|Categories: Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth, News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

March 2009 Dutch literature

March 16th, 2009|Categories: Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth, News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

March 2009 Swingle Metanalysis

March 16th, 2009|Categories: Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth, News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Twenty (20) Statistically Significant AVPB and AVLBW Studies

December 17th, 2008|Categories: Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth, News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

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

September 16th, 2008|Categories: Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth, News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

2006 Institute of Medicine Report

September 16th, 2008|Categories: Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth, News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Pre-term birth, cerebral palsy, and induced abortion

September 8th, 2008|Categories: Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth, News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

2008 study from Germany

January 16th, 2008|Categories: Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth, News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

The 2004 Europop Study, and the 2005 Epipage Study

January 7th, 2005|Categories: Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth, News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

2003 Calhoun-Rooney

August 26th, 2003|Categories: Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth, News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

2002 Thorp

August 26th, 2002|Categories: Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth, News|Tags: , |

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 [...]