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Abortions in Medical Settings Rarely Have Major Complications
60秒科学节目（SSS）是科学美国人网站的一套广播栏目，英文名称：Scientific American – 60 Second Science,节目内容以科学报道为主，节目仅一分钟的时间，主要对当今的科学技术新发展作以简明、通俗的介绍，对于科学的发展如何影响人们的生活环境、健康状况及科学技术，提供了大量简明易懂的阐释。
Each year more than 1.1. million abortions are performed in the U.S. Nailing down clear safety data has been difficult, because many women must travel and are lost to follow-up tracking. California is one of 17 states that covers abortion and subsequent care for women enrolled in Medicaid. Which means there’s solid data about the procedure in that populous state. And a study that took advantage of the existence of that data found that major complications, or those that required hospital admission, surgery or blood transfusion, are exceedingly rare. They occur in only 1 of 436 abortions.
The study tracked some 50,000 women for the six weeks following the procedure, regardless of trimester. The results appear in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. [Ushma D.Upadhyay et al, Incidence of Emergency Department Visits and Complications After Abortion]
Women were likelier to require significant post-abortion care if they received the abortion at hospitals or physicians’ offices instead of an outpatient clinic. And overall they were more likely to experience complications if they received an abortion brought on my medication, versus a surgically-induced abortion. The most common complications that could be parsed from billing records were incomplete or failed abortions.
Bottom line: abortion is a safe procedure for women when performed in a medical setting.
—Dina Fine Maron