Short Interval After Pregnancy Termination Ups Preterm Risk
A short interpregnancy interval after termination of pregnancy is associated with increased risk of preterm birth in subsequent birth, according to a study published in the February issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Jaana Männistö, M.D., from the University Hospital of Oulu in Finland, and colleagues conducted a register-based study involving 19,894 women who underwent termination of pregnancy between 2000 and 2009 and whose subsequent pregnancy ended in live singleton delivery. The authors categorized the women into five groups based on the interval between termination of pregnancy and subsequent conception: less than six months, six to less than 12 months, 12 to less than 18 months, 18 to less than 24 months, and 24 months or longer...

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