Unsafe Abortion: Unnecessary Maternal Mortality

An unsafe abortion is defined as “a procedure for terminating an unintended pregnancy carried out either by persons lacking the necessary skills or in an environment that does not conform to minimal medical standards, or both.” 1 The fifth United Nations Millennium Development Goal recommends a 75% reduction in maternal mortality by 2015 ...Cited by: 136…

Understanding why women seek abortions in the US

Jul 05, 2013 · Methods. Data for this study were drawn from baseline quantitative and qualitative data from the Turnaway Study, an ongoing, five-year, longitudinal study evaluating the health and socioeconomic consequences of receiving or being denied an abortion in the US.While the study has followed women for over two full years, it relies on the baseline data which were collected from 2008 …Cited by: 100…

CDCs Abortion Surveillance System FAQs CDC

Nov 19, 2018 · Abortion Surveillance 2016. In 2016, 623,471 legal induced abortions were reported to CDC from 48 reporting areas. The abortion rate for 2016 was 11.6 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years, and the abortion ratio was 186 abortions per 1,000 live births.…

Abortion Medical Abortion MedlinePlus

Apr 30, 2019 · An abortion is a procedure to end a pregnancy. It uses medicine or surgery to remove the embryo or fetus and placenta from the uterus. The procedure is done by a licensed health care professional. The decision to end a pregnancy is very personal. If you are thinking of having an abortion, most health care providers advise counseling.…

Data & Statistics - Reproductive Health CDC

Sep 24, 2019 · CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) monitors maternal and infant mortality, the most serious reproductive health complications. In addition, attention is focused on gathering data to better understand the extent of maternal and infant morbidity, adverse behaviors during pregnancy, and long-term consequences of pregnancy.…

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Turning Discovery ...

Official website of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is one of the world's foremost medical research centers. An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH is the Federal focal point for health and medical research. The NIH website offers health information for the public, scientists, researchers, medical professionals, patients, educators, and students ...…