The termination of a pregnancy medically or operatively before fetal viability; deﬁnition of viability varies from state to state
A S S E S S M E N T O F T H E PAT I E N T
Abortion may not be denied in ﬁrst 3 months of pregnancy in any state.
Physical assessment is crucial before an elective abortion: Ultrasound should be performed if there is a discrepancy between dates and uterine size. Patient’s blood type and Rh type must be evaluated; if Rh negative, RhoGAM should be administered prophylactically. Careful patient counseling should be performed. ...
The World Health Organization and the United Nations Population Fund in collaboration with the
Key Centre for Women’s Health in Society, in the School of Population Health at the University of
Melbourne, Australia are pleased to present this joint publication of available evidence on the intricate
relationship between women’s mental and reproductive health. The review comprises the most recent
information on the ways in which mental health concerns intersect with women’s reproductive health.
An understanding of the patient’s current and past sexual activity aids in
assessment of sexually transmitted disease risk and contraceptive needs. The
physician should strive to avoid assumptions about a patient’s sexuality. One
way is to ask, “Are you sexually active with men, women, or both?” Similarly,
inquiring whether the patient is interested in contraception rather than as-
suming a patient is only choosing between birth control methods will lead to
a more productive interaction. Current and prior expression of sexual identity
Copyright laws are increasingly passed without democratic debate or scrutiny. In Great
Britain, where I live, Parliament recently passed the Digital Economy Act, a complex copy-
right law that allows corporate giants to disconnect whole families from the Internet if any-
one in the house is accused (without proof) of copyright infringement; it also creates a
“Great Firewall of Britain” that is used to censor any site that record companies and movie
studios don't like.
On August 21, 2012, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturned the lower court
and lifted the preliminary injunction, reasoning that “Texas’s authority to directly regulate the
content of its own program necessarily includes the power to limit the identifying marks that
program grantees are authorized to use” and therefore, “Texas may deny WHP funds from
organizations that promote elective abortions through identifying marks,” such as the Planned
Parenthood name and logo.
SẨY THAI LÀ GÌ ? Là sự chấm dứt thai kỳ trước khi thai đạt được trọng lượng và mức độ thành thục tương hợp với sự sinh tồn : tuổi thai nghén dưới 20 tuần hoặc trọng lượng thai nhi dưới 500 g. Sẩy thai có thể tự phát hay ngẫu nhiên (spontaneous), do điều trị (therapeutic), hoặc do chọn lựa (elective).