Bulletin provides guidelines for second-trimester abortion

May 24, 2013
Bulletin provides guidelines for second-trimester abortion
New evidence-based guidelines provide guidance on medical and surgical methods for second-trimester abortion and management of associated complications, according to a practice bulletin published in the June issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

(HealthDay)—New evidence-based guidelines provide guidance on medical and surgical methods for second-trimester abortion and management of associated complications, according to a practice bulletin published in the June issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

The members of the Committee on Practice Bulletins-Gynecology note that the second trimester is usually defined as between 13 and 26 weeks of gestation, calculated from the last menstrual period. Based on a review of the current scientific evidence, there is strong evidence to recommend cervical preparation before dilation and evacuation to reduce cervical trauma; the use of mifepristone and misoprostol or misoprostol alone for medical abortion; administration of prophylactic antibiotics to reduce infection after surgical abortion; and the use of nearly all forms of contraception starting the day of the abortion.

Members of the committee made additional conclusions and recommendations based on limited scientific evidence or consensus and expert opinion. Among these, they suggest that dilation and evacuation is associated with fewer complications than misoprostol-based medical abortion; vasopressin in the paracervical block may reduce blood loss from dilation and evacuation; and that there is a need for integrated abortion training during residency.

"When comparing methods for second-trimester , providers should consider safety, effectiveness, cost, logistics, patient preference, and indication," the authors conclude.

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freethinking
1 / 5 (1) May 24, 2013
The following article is shows that pro-life people are out to lunch.
http://www.lifene...an-them/
There is no ripping of babies apart. That's a lie.

Also, people who do third trimester abortions, they are caring people,
http://www.thebla...mewhere/

I think, that for the country to get over its aversion to abortion, that a video similar to the following one needs to be shown in every high school. Hey, kids are shown video of the dangers of smoking, showing them what a 24 week aborted fetus will show them, that the fetus is nothing.

http://www.abort7...bortion/

Education is important. We must graphically show that killing the unborn is nothing.

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