Procedures to terminate an early pregnancy are typically very safe and effective when performed by trained medical professionals in safe, sanitary conditions. Unfortunately, legal restrictions against abortion and situations in which women (culturally or individually) lack power are just two of the characteristics associated with poorer outcomes and unsafe abortions. In a recent article from Maternal Mortality, the issue of unsafe abortion practices is examined. Read an abstract of the article here.
About Dr. Debby Herbenick
Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.
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