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JOGN Nurs. 1984 Mar-Apr;13(2 Suppl):77s-84s.

Voluntary termination of pregnancy.


Multiple factors are involved in the decision to terminate an unplanned pregnancy. Gestational age is the most important factor affecting the risk of abortion; after six weeks gestation, the earlier the abortion is performed, the safer. Currently, 90% to 95% of abortions occur within 12 weeks of gestation. However, abortion availability and accessibility remain a problem. A discussion of abortion incidence, procedures, complications, and pre- and postabortal evaluation is presented. Implications for the nurse practitioner are reviewed.

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