Mid-Trimester Abortion: A Global View

  • Sara L. Tietze
  • Richard Lincoln


Mid-trimester abortion is responsible for a disproportionate share of adverse experiences associated with the termination of pregnancy. In the United States, abortions performed at 13 weeks’ gestation or later accounted for 11% of Online legal abortions during 1972–1977, for an estimated two-thirds of Online major complications, and for 57% of Online known fatalities. It is important, therefore, to review the levels and trends of mid-trimester abortions throughout the world, the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the women obtaining them, and the methods used for their performance.


National Health Service Medical Induction Abortion Service Legal Abortion Trimester Abortion 
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© Sarah L. Tietze 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sara L. Tietze
    • 1
  • Richard Lincoln
    • 2
  1. 1.New YorkUSA
  2. 2.The Alan Guttmacher InstituteNew YorkUSA

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