Induced Abortion for Genetic Indications: Techniques and Complications

Lee P. Shulman*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGenetic Disorders and the Fetus
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis, Prevention and Treatment: Sixth Edition
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781405190879
StatePublished - May 18 2010


  • Antibiotic prophylaxis - febrile morbidity reduction in trimester uterine evacuation procedures
  • CVS, routinely given before multifetal reduction
  • Dilation and evacuation - United States, and second-trimester pregnancy termination
  • First-trimester techniques - chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
  • Induced abortion for genetic indications - techniques and complications
  • Maternal serum AFP (MSAFP) screening and amniotic fluid AFP (AFAFP) analysis
  • Medical abortion - regimens in US and worldwide, inducing first- and second-trimester abortions
  • Patients counseled on second-trimester pregnancy termination procedures
  • Screening modalities incorporating first-trimester assessments
  • Suction curettage complications - immediate or delayed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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