Abortion and Sterilization - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127920306, 9781483221014

Abortion and Sterilization

1st Edition

Medical and Social Aspects

Editors: Jane E. Hodgson
eBook ISBN: 9781483221014
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 604
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Abortion and Sterilization: Medical and Social Aspects investigates the medical and social aspects of abortion and sterilization. Its aim is to legitimate abortion and sterilization for the sake of those who need and seek the service. The best techniques are presented in the proper medical perspective. The social and political history, epidemiology, and public health aspects of abortion and sterilization are also discussed.

Comprised of 23 chapters, this book begins with a review of abortion legislation and practices in historical perspective amidst changing sociocultural contexts in diverse geographic areas. Liberalization trends are surveyed chronologically in terms of selected highlights demonstrating legislative progress and frustrations along with advances in abortion technology. A classified listing of abortion statutes and/or court decisions in 140 countries is given. Subsequent chapters deal with the epidemiology of induced abortion; abortions for teenagers; the link between abortion and mental health; and hysterotomy and hysterectomy as abortion techniques. Vasectomy as a family planning option is also examined.

This monograph is intended for students, teachers, clinicians, research workers, administrative and nursing personnel, and those with interest in reproductive control.

Table of Contents



1 Abortion Policies

2 Epidemiology of Induced Abortion

3 The Evolution of Abortion and Sterilization Legislation in the United Kingdom

4 Evolution of Abortion Law in North America

5 Abortion and Health

6 Abortions for Teenagers

7 Morbidity and Mortality of Abortion in the United States

8 Abortion and Mental Health

9 Menstrual Regulation

10 Abortion by Vacuum Aspiration

11 Midtrimester Abortion by Curettage Procedures: An Overview

12 I Late Midtrimester Abortion

II Protocol for Mangement of Unsuccessful Pregnancy

13 Hysterotomy and Hysterectomy as Abortion Techniques

14 Prostaglandins

15 Intraamniotic Techniques

16 Late Somatic Sequelae: The Delayed Complications of Induced Abortion

17 Abdominal Sterilization

18 Endoscopie Techniques for Female Sterilization

19 Vaginal Sterilization

20 Vasectomy

21 Abortion and Contraception in Relation to Family Planning Services

22 Islam and the Unwanted Pregnancy

23 The Provision and Organization of Abortion and Sterilization Services in the United States




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