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Unwanted pregnancy 

Unwanted pregnancy
Unwanted pregnancy

Sambit Mukhopadhyay

, Edward Morris

, and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

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date: 26 January 2021

Unintended pregnancy and requests for abortion are common. About 190 000 procedures are undertaken in England and Wales every year; one in three sexually active women in the UK will have an abortion in their lifetime, and about one-third of these women will have at least one subsequent abortion. This chapter covers clinical management and assessment of unwanted pregnancy, medical and surgical procedures, and follow-up.

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