1 Department of Clinical Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet2 unknown3 Department of Clinical Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet
We compared the risk of a repeat termination and the method of termination in women with a prior medical or surgical termination, or both, in a cohort study of women with a pregnancy termination at gestational age ≤63 days in 1999-2001. Within 5 years, 24% (330/1379) had a repeat abortion, and repeat terminations were more frequent in the surgical [27% (159/588)] than the medical group [22% (171/791)] (p < 0.05). The method used at the repeat termination was medical in 49% (83/171) of women with an earlier medical termination, compared with 13% (21/159) (p < 0.01) in women with an earlier surgical termination. In 125 women who had experienced both procedures, 37% (46/125) of the next terminations were performed medically and 63% (79/125) surgically (p < 0.01). Women in our study with a repeat termination tended to choose the same method as used before, and more often a surgical termination.
Acta Obstetrica Et Gynecologica, 2014, Vol 93, Issue 3, p. 308-311