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The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the United States

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Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-46818-3ISBN-10: 0-309-46818-3

Abortion is a legal medical procedure that has been provided to millions of American women. Since the Institute of Medicine first reviewed the health implications of national legalized abortion in 1975, there has been a plethora of related scientific research, including well-designed randomized clinical trials, systematic reviews, and epidemiological studies examining abortion care. This research has focused on examining the relative safety of abortion methods and the appropriateness of methods for different clinical circumstances. With this growing body of research, earlier abortion methods have been refined, discontinued, and new approaches have been developed.

The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the United States offers a comprehensive review of the current state of the science related to the provision of safe, high-quality abortion services in the United States. This report considers 8 research questions and presents conclusions, including gaps in research.

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This activity was supported by contracts between the National Academy of Sciences and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Grove Foundation, The JPB Foundation, The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, Tara Health Foundation, and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project.

Suggested citation:

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. The safety and quality of abortion care in the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.17226/24950.

Copyright 2018 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Bookshelf ID: NBK507236PMID: 29897702DOI: 10.17226/24950

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