pregnancy reduction


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Related to pregnancy reduction: Fetal reduction

pregnancy reduction

The intentional elimination of one or more fetuses carried by a woman with a multifetal pregnancy.
Synonym: fetal reduction
See also: reduction
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Sandra Waters, sexual health and teenage pregnancy reduction service assistant, said: "Christmas can be a time when a high percentage of incidents of unprotected sex occur.
NEW ORLEANS -- Multifetal pregnancy reduction of triplets to twins did not improve perinatal outcome in a study of 94 women.
Henry Foster, M.D., was President Clinton's senior adviser on teen pregnancy reduction and youth issues.
Another is whether the harms imposed by multiple-gestation pregnancies and by "pregnancy reduction"--abortion of some of the fetuses in a multiple-gestation pregnancy--warrant mandatory limits on the number of embryos implanted in women.
Still, she believes she can do "fundamental kinds of things," and enumerates programs for child immunization, Head Start and teenage pregnancy reduction. "We'll push for kids and families," she promised.