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Abstract

First-trimester abortion

Despite the fact that Germany with 100,000 reported abortions per year has one of the lowest rates in Europe, abortion remains one of the most frequently conducted gynecological procedure.

Every woman should have access to all different methods of abortion. A non-directive information about indicators, special characteristics as well as advantages and disadvantages is essential and a prerequisite for an informed and independent decision about the most suitable method.

The recommendations for the operative and medicinal abortion in the first trimester are based on international standards and supplemented by clinical expertise. Given the fact that no abortion guidelines are existing in Germany, the goal is to ensure the necessary care of affected women with uniformly high quality, based on current scientific findings.

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Endokrinol 2016; 12(3): 262–287

Keywords
Medical abortion, first-trimester abortion, surgical abortion, Misoprostol, Mifepriston

Christiane Tennhardt1, Katrin Wolf2
1 Niedergelassene Ärztin bei den »Frauenärztinnen Köpenick«, Berlin,
und Beraterin des Familienplanungszentrum – BALANCE e. V., Berlin
2 Zentrum für Familienplanung, Gesundheitsamt,
Bezirksamt Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Berlin
Reviewer: Christian Fiala, Wien, Österreich,
und Blanka Kothé, Berlin

Tennhardt Ch. Schwangerschaftsabbruch ... Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2016; 12(3): 262–287 publiziert 30.11.2016 www.akademos.de/gyn ©akademos Wissenschaftsverlag 2016 ISSN 1614-8533