Selective Reduction--a Perinatal Necessity?
Hobbins, John C.
New England Journal of Medicine. 1988 Apr 21; 318(16): 1062-1063.
Hobbins, a physician, discusses the use of selective abortion to reduce the number of fetuses carried to term in multiple gestations. He describes the perinatal and maternal morbidity and mortality risks in multiple pregnancies and then touches upon the ethical, legal, and clinical issues in selective-reduction procedures. (KIE abstract)
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