pregnancy reduction


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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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Although there is general consensus that multifetal pregnancy reduction is beneficial for gestations involving four or more fetuses, there is controversy as to whether the procedure improves pregnancy outcome in triplet gestations," Dr.
was President Clinton's senior adviser on teen pregnancy reduction and youth issues.
Still, she believes she can do "fundamental kinds of things," and enumerates programs for child immunization, Head Start and teenage pregnancy reduction.
In an editorial accompanying their report, Lynch and Berkowitz suggest calling the procedure "multifetal pregnancy reduction.
High-order multifetal pregnancies continue to be a common side effect of assisted reproductive technologies--and demand remains high for multifetal pregnancy reduction.