septic abortion


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septic abortion

[′sep·tik ə′bȯr·shən]
(medicine)
An abortion complicated by acute infection of the endometrium.
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The major NGOs in 2010 were the Reproductive Health Services Training and Education Program (RHSTEP), Association for Prevention of Septic Abortion, Bangladesh (BAPSA), the Bangladesh Women's Health Coalition (BWHC), the Family Planning Association of Bangladesh (FPAB), the Urban Primary Health Care Project (UPHCP), Marie Stopes Bangladesh and BRAC Bangladesh.
Ann Simmons replies: In the '60s and '70s, women were still being admitted to gynaecological wards with incomplete septic abortions.
IUDs have been implicated in cases of perforation of the uterus, septic abortion, pelvic inflammatory disease and ectopic pregnancy.
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), Sharing Responsibility: Women, Society and Abortion Worldwide, New York: AGI, 1999; and Stewart GK and Goldstein PJ, Therapeutic abortion in California: effects on septic abortion and maternal mortality, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1971, 37(4): 510-514.
In Guyana, for example, although most clandestine abortion providers before the law was changed in 1995 were medical professionals, septic abortion was the third highest cause (19%) of hospital admissions.
By 1963 the United States government was supporting this family planning "war" on high fertility in which "casualties"--including septic abortions, ectopic pregnancies, and life-threatening medical complications--were accepted.
Another unique aspect of the Dalkon Shield was its connection to septic abortions (abortions accompanied by toxic infection).
Dalkon Shield's flaws were concealed for 15 years, causing 11 pointless deaths, 209 septic abortions, and thousands of injuries.