Induced Abortion and Pre-Term Birth

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 birt…

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…

Pre-term birth, cerebral palsy, and induced abortion

In the existing medical literature, there is very strong evidence of an association between induced abortion and premature birth, especially extreme (22-28 wk) premature birth. We find it strange indeed that the ACOG continues to deny that there is credible literature validating this association.…

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. General Assembly Child Fatality Task Force………

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 …

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 pregnan…

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. …

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…

October 2009 Summary

October 2009 Summary of recent studies confirming that induced abortion is associated with an increased risk of pre-term birth.…

September 2009 Shah Metanalysis

September 2009 Shah Metanalysis confirms abortion-subsequent preterm birth association.…

March 2009 Dutch literature

March 2009 Dutch literature review confirms the association between induced abortion and subsequent preterm birth.…

March 2009 Swingle Metanalysis

March 2009 Swingle Metanalysis confirms association between abortion and subsequent preterm birth, and demonstrates "dose effect" (the more abortions, the higher the risk for PTB for the individual woman).…

2008 study from Germany

Study shows association between induced abortion and increased risk of PreTerm Birth in subsequent pregnancy.…

2006 Institute of Medicine Report

The ACOG has a firmly declared position on long term complications of induced abortions. Simply stated, they declare: THERE ARE NO SIGNIFICANT LONG TERM COMPLICATIONS. Lest you feel we are being unfair to the ACOG, we quote from the ACOG Practice Bulletin #26, unchanged since 2001, and re-validated as an ACOG position in their 2006 Compendium of Selected Publications: "Long term risks sometimes attributed to surgical abortion include potential effects on reproductive function, cancer incidence, and psychologic sequelae. However, the medical literature, when carefully evaluated, clearly demonstrates no significant negative impact on any of these factors with surgical abortion."…

The 2004 Europop Study, and the 2005 Epipage Study

INDUCED ABORTION: A RISK FACTOR FOR SUBSEQUENT PRETERM BIRTH?? TWO RECENT EUROPEAN STUDIES SAY "YES"…

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; …

2002 Thorp

THE THORP LITERATURE REVIEW, 2002 Reference: Thorp, et. al., Long term Physical and Psychological Health Consequences of Induced Abortion: Review …

Twenty (20) Statistically Significant AVPB and AVLBW Studies

Twenty (20) Statistically Significant Studies showing association between abortion and very premature (<32 wks) birth and very low birthweight births (1500 gms or 3 pounds 4 ounces)…

Bibliography of 122 Studies

Bibliography of 122 Studies showing the abortion/subsequent preterm birth association from 1960's to present…