Studies - PreTerm Delivery / Premature Birth / Prematurity Complications

135 Statistically Significant Studies: Abortion – Preterm Birth and/or Low Birth Weight Link 60s-12

135 STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT STUDIES
finding that women with prior SURGICAL ABORTIONS [including 'suction' (vacuum aspiration abortion), D & C, D & E, E &X] boost risk of preterm birth and/or low birth weight (under 2,500 grams (5 lbs. 8 ozs.)

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* studies that included spontaneous and induced abortions but did not report PTB/LBW risk separately for each

+ studies that found dose/response (the more SIAs, the higher the risk)

!! Significant VPB (Very Preterm Birth) and/or AVLBW (Very Low Birth Weight)
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………


[1 December 2012]

135 significant published studies report that 'suction' abortion/other abortion methods elevate future risk of premature delivery and/or low birth weight.

Brent Rooney (MSc; fullterm40@gmail.com)
List of 135 Significant APB and ALBW Studies


1960s

1 Barsy G, Sarkany J. Impact of induced abortion on the birth rate
and infant mortality. Demografia 1963;6:427-467.

2 Miltenyi K. On the effects of induced abortion. Demografia
1964;7:73-87.

3 Furusawa Y, Koya Y. The Influence of artificial abortion on delivery.
In: Koya Y, ed. Harmful effects of induced abortion. Tokyo:
Family Planning Federation of Japan,1966:74-83.

4 Arvay A, Gorgey M, Kapu L. La relation entre les avortements
(interruptions de la grossesse) et les accouchements prematures.
Rev Fr Gynecol Obstet 1967;62:81-86

 

1970s

5 Drac P, Nekvasilova Z. Premature termination of pregnancy after
previous interruption of pregnancy. Cesk Gynekol 1970;35:
332-333.

6 Dolezal A, Andrasova V, Tittlbachova S, et al. Interruption of
pregnancy and their relation to premature labous and hyptrophic
foetuses. Cesk Gynekol 1970:36:331

7 Pantelakis SN, Papadimitriou GC, Doxiadis SA.Influence of
induced and spontaneous abortions on the outcome of
subsequent pregnancies. Amer J Obstet Gynecol. 1973;116:
799-805.

!!8 Van Der Slikke JW, Treffers PE. Influence of induced abortion on
gestational duration in subsequent pregnancies. BMJ 1978;1:
270-272 [>95% confident of preterm risk for gestation less than
32.0 weeks].

9 Richardson JA, Dixon G. Effect of legal termination on subsequent
pregnancy. British Med J 1976;1:1303-1304.

+10 Papaevangelou G, Vrettos AS, Papadatos D, Alexiou C. The
Effect of Spontaneous and Induced Abortion on Prematurity
and Birthweight. The J Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the British
Commonwealth. May 1973;80:418-422.

+11 Bognar Z, Czeizel A. Mortality and Morbidity Associated with
Legal Abortions in Hungary, 1960-1973. AJPH 1976;66:568-575.

12 Grindel B, Lubinski H, Voigt M. Induced abortion in primigravidae
and subsequent pregnancy, with particular attention of
underweight. Zentralbl Gynaekol 1979;101:1009-1114.

+13 Obel E, et al. Pregnancy Complications Following Legally
Induced Abortion With Special Reference to Abortion
Technique. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 1979;58:147-152.

14 World Health Organization Task Force on the Sequelae of
Abortion. Gestation, birthweight and spontaneous abortion.
Lancet 1979;1:142-145.

15 Ratten G et al. Effect of Abortion on Maturity of Subsequent
Pregnancy. Med J Australia June 1979: 479-480.

16 Roht LH, Aoyama H, Leinen GE, et al. The association of
multiple induced abortions with subsequent prematurity and
spontaneous abortion. Acta Obstet Gynaecol Jpn 1976;23:
140-145.

17 Harlap S, Davies AM. Late sequelae of induced abortion:
Complications and Outcome of Pregnancy and Labor.
Amer J Epidemiology 1975;102:219-224.

18 Koller O, Eikhom SN. Late Sequelae of Induced Abortion in
Primigravidae. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 1977;56:311-317.

19 Lean TH, Hogue CJR, Wood J. Low birth weight after induced
abortion in Singapore, Presented at the 105th Annual Meeting
of the Americal Public Health Association, Washington DC, Oct.
31, 1977.

20 World Health Organization. Special Programme of Research,
Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction:
Seventh Annual Report, Geneva, Nov. 1978.

21 Hungarian Central Statistical Office. The effect of the number
of abortions on premature births and perinatal mortality in Hungary.
Budapest: 1972.

22 Czeizel A, Bognar Z, Tusnady G, et al. Changes in mean birth
weight and proportion of low-weight births in Hungary. Br J
Prev Soc Med 1970;24:146-153.

23 Dziewulska W. Abortion in the past versus the fate of the
subsequent pregnancy. State of the newborn. Ginekol Pol
1973;44:1143-1148 [Poland].

24 Kaminski M, Goujard J, Rumeau-Roquette. Prediction of
low birthweight and prematurity by a multiple regression
analysis with maternal characterisitics known since the beginning
of the pregnancy. Intl J Epidem 1973;2:195-204

25 Chabada J, Pontuch A, Sutta I, Pohlova G. Interruptions of gravidity
as a cause of premature labour Cesk Gynekol 1974;49(5):329-330

26 Fredrick J. Antenatal identification of women at high risk of
spontaneous preterm birth. BJOG 1976;83:351-354

27 Pohanka O, Balogh B, Rutkovszky M. The impact of abortion
on the birth weight of newborns. Orb Hetil 1975;116:1983-1989

28 Mikolas M. The effect of the legalization of abortion on public
health and some of its social concomitants in Hungary.
Demografia 1973;16:70-113

29 Link M, Wichmann A. Pregnancy in adolescents. Zentrabl Gynekol
1976;98(11):682-689

30 Knarre P. Influence of abortions and interruptions of pregnancy in
subsequent deliveries. II Cause of labor. Zentrabl Gynekol
1976;98(10):591-594

31 Kreiblich H, Ehring E. Zentralfl Gynokol 1978;100(19):1254-1260

32 Macku F, Rokytova V, Titmann O. Artificial Interruption of Pregnancy
in Primigravidae as a risk factor in future pregnancies. Cesk Gynekol
1978;43(5):340-343

33 Zwahr C, Coigt M, Kunz L, Thielemann F, Lubinski H. Multidimensional
investigations to elucidate relationships between case histories of
interrupted pregnancies and premature deliveries and low birth weight.
Zentrabl Gynekol 1979;101(23):1502-1509

34 von Lembrych, S.: Schwangerschafts – Geburts – und Wochenbet

t verlauf
nach kunsticher Unterbrechung der ersten Graviditat. Zentrabl Genaecol 1972;
94:164


1980s

35 Zwahr C, Voigt M, Kunz L, et al. Relationships between
interruption abortion, and premature birth and low birth weight.
Zentrabl Gynaekol 1980;102:738-747.

36 Kreibich H, Ludwig A. Early and late complications of abortion
in juvenile primigravidae (including recommended measures).
Z Aerztl Fortbild (Jena) 1980;74:311-316.

!!+37 Levin A, Schoenbaum S, Monson R, Stubblefield P, Ryan K.
Association of Abortion With Subsequent Pregnancy Loss.
JAMA 1980;243(24):2495-2499

38 Legrillo V. Quickenton P, Therriault GD, et al. Effect of induced
abortion on subsequent reproductive function. Final report to
NICHD. Albany, NY: New York State Health Department, 1980.

+39 Obel EB.  Long-Term sequelae following legally induced abortion.
Danish Medical Bulletin  1980;27(2):61-74

40 Slater PE, Davies AM, Harlap S. The Effect of Abortion Method
on the Outcome of Subsequent Pregnancy. J Reprod Med
1981;28:123-128.

41 Lerner RC, Varma AO. Prospective study of the outcome of
pregnancy subsequent to previous induced abortion. Final
report, Contract no. (N01-HD-62803). New York: Downstate
Medical Center, SUNY, January 1981.

+42 Berkowitz GS. An Epidemiologic Study of Preterm Delivery.
American J Epidemiology 1981;113:81-92.

43 Lampe LG, Ratar I, Bernard PP, et al. Effects of smoking and of
induced abortion on pregnancy outcome. IPPF Med Bull 1981;15:3

44 Madore C, Hawes WE, Many F, Hexter AC.  A study on the effects
of induced abortion on subsequent pregnancy outcome.  Amer J Obstet
Gynecol  1981;139(5):516-521

45 Schoenbaum LS, Monson RR. No association between coffee
consumption and adverse outcomes of pregnancy. N Engl J
Med 1982;306:141-145

46 Pompe-Tansek NM, Andolsek L, Tekovcic B. Jugosl Ginekol
Opstet Sept.-Dec. 1982;22(5-6):118-120

+47 Puyenbroek J, Stolte L. The relationship between spontaneous
and induced abortions and the occurrence of second-trimester
abortion in subsequent pregnancies. Eur J Obstet Gynecol
Reprod Biol 1983;14:299-309 [this is the only study in this
entire list that uses second-trimester miscarriage as a
surrogate for PTB risk].

48 Zwahr C, Voigt M. The effect of various parameters on the incidence
of premature births. Zentralbl Gynakol 1983;105:1307-1312

49 Schuler D, Klinger A. Causes of low birth weight in Hungary.
Acta Paediatrica Hungarica 1984;24:173-185

50 Pickering RM, Forbes J. Risk of preterm delivery and small-
for-gestational age infants following abortion: a population study.
British J Obstetrics and Gynecology 1985;92:1106-1112.

!!+51 Lumley J. Very low birth-weight (less than 1500g) and previous
induced abortion: Victoria 1982-1983. Aust NZ J Obstet
Gynecol 1986;26:268-272.

+52 Shiono PH, Lebanoff MA. Ethnic Differences and Very
Preterm Delivery. Am J Public Health 1986;76:1317-1321.

53 Peterlin A Ardolsek L. The effect of induced abortion in
adolescence on the manifestations of spontaneous abortion,
premature abortion, and birth weight. Jugosl Ginekol
Perinatol May-Aug 1986;26(3-4):49-52

54 Ross MG, Hobel CJ, Bragenier JR, Bear MB, Bemis RL.
A simplified risk-scoring system for prematurity. Amer J
Perinatology 1986;3:339-344

55 Lieberman E, Ryan KJ, Monson RR, Schoenbaum SC. Risk
Factors Accounting For Racial Differences in the rate of
premature birth. NEJM 1987;317:743-748.

56 Krasomski G, Gladysiak A, Krajerski J. Fate of subsequent
pregnancies after induced abortion in primiparae. Wiad Lek
1 December 1987;40(23):1593-1595

57. Main DM, Richardson D, Gabbe SG, Strong S, Weller SC,
Prospective Evaluation of a Risk Scoring System for Predicting
Preterm Delivery in Black Inner City Women. Obstetrics &
Gynecology   1987;69:61-66

58 Seidman DS, Ever-Hadani P, Slater PE, Harlap S, et al. Child-
b5earing after induced abortion: reassessment of risk. J
Epidemiology Community Health 1988;42:294-298.

59 Zwahr, C, Neubert D,, Triebel U,Voight M, Kruppel KH.
Correlation between some environmental, anamnestic and
social markers of pregnant patients and the delivery of
autotrophic premature and hypotrophic newborn infants.
Zentralbl Gynakol 1988;110:479-487

!! +60 Mueller-Heubach E, Guzick DS. Evaluation of risk scoring in
a preterm birth prevention study of indigent patients. Am J
Obstetrics & Gyn 1989;160:829-837.

 

1990s

+61 Vasso L-K, Chryssa T-B, Golding J. Previous obstetric history
and subsequent preterm delivery in Greece. European J
Obstetrics & Gynecology Reproductive Biology 1990;37:
99-109. [ Study Population: Greek women ]

62 Li YJ, Zhou YS. study of factors associated with preterm delivery.
Zhongjua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Chi. Aug 1990;11(4):229-234
[ Study Population: Chinese women ]

63 Harger JH, Hsing AW, Tuomala RE, Gibbs RS, et al. Risk factors
for preterm premature rupture of fetal membranes: A multicenter
case-control study. Am J Obstet Gynec 1990;163:130-137
[ Study Population: U.S. women ]

64 McGregor JA, French J, Richter R. Antenatal microbiologic
and maternal risk factors associated with prematurity.
Amer J Obstet Gynecol 1990;163:1465-1473 [Study Population:
U.S. women ]

65 Pickering RM, Deeks JJ. Risks of Delivery during 20th to the
36th Week of Gestation. Intl. J Epidemiology 1991;20:456-466.
[ Study Population: British women ]

!!+66*Zhang J, Savitz DA. Preterm Birth Subtypes among Blacks
and Whites. Epidemiology 1992;3:428-433. [Study Population:
U.S. women ]

67*Michielutte R, Ernest JM, Moore ML, Meis PJ, Sharp PC,
Wells HB, Buescher PA. A Comparison of Risk Assessment
Models for Term and Preterm Low Birthweight. Preventive
Medicine 1992;21:98-109. [ Study Population: U.S.-women ]

68 Gong JH. Preterm delivery and its risk factors. Zhounghua Fu Chan
Ke Za Chi Jan. 1992;27(1):22-24 [ Study Population: Chinese women ]

69 Mandelson MT, Maden CP, Daling JR. Low Birth Weight in Relation
Multiple Induced Abortions. Am J Public Health 1992;82;391-394
[Note: More than a few authors refer to the 'Mandelson' study as NOT finding
higher risk of Low Birth Weight for women with prior induced abortions;
such authors should be checked for 'seeing glasses', since Mandelson et al
found that women with ANY (i.e. 1, 2, 3, or more) prior induced abortions
BEFORE a first delivery had SIGNIFICANTLY higher risk of low
birthweight babies; so, you are invited to get a copy of the Mandelson study
& read it yourself.] [Study Population: U.S. Women ]  URL:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1694356/pdf/amjph00540-0065.pdf

70 Chumnijarakij T, Nuchprayon T, Chitinand S., Onthuam N, et al.
Maternal risk factors for low birth weight in Thailand.  J Med Assoc
Thai   1991;75(8):445-452 [Abstract URL:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1300361 ]

!!+71 Lumley J. The epidemiology of preterm birth. Bailliere's Clin
Obstet Gynecology. 1993;7(3):477-498 [ Study Population: Australian women ]

!!72 Algert C, Roberts C, Ade

lson P, Frammer M. Low birth weight
in New South Wales, 1987: a Population-Based Study. Aust New
Zealand J Obstet Gynaecol 1993;33:243-248 [ Study Population:
Australian women ]

73 Ekwo EE, Grusslink CA, Moawad A. Previous pregnancy outcomes
and subsequent risk of premature rupture of amniotic sac membranes.
Brit J Obstet Gynecol 1993;100(6):536-541 [ Study Population:
U.S. women ]

74 Lekea-Karanika V, Tzoumaka-Bangoula C. Past obstetric history of the
mother and its association with low birth weight of a
subsequent child: a population-based study. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol
1994;8:173-187 [ Abstract URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8047485
; Study Population: Greek women ]S

75 Guinn D, Goldenberg RL, Hauth JC, Andrews WA et al. Risk
factors for the development of preterm premature rupture of
membranes after arrest of preterm labor. AJOG 1995;173
(4):1310-1315. [ Study Population: U.S. women ]

76 *Hillier SL, Nugent RP, Eschenbach DA, Krohn MA,et al.
Association Between Bacterial Vaginosis And Preterm
Delivery Of A Low-Birth-Weight Infant. NEJM 1995;333:
1737-1742. [ Study Population: U.S. women ]

76 Khalil AK, El-Amrawy SM, Ibrahim AG, et al. Pattern of growth
and development of premature children at the age of two and
three years in Alexandria, Egypt. Eastern Mediterranean
Health Journal 1995;1(2):186-193. [ Study Population:
Egyptian women ]

78 Meis PJ, Michielutte R, Peters TJ, Wells HB. Factors associated
with preterm birth in Cardiff, Wales. Amer J Obstet Gynecol 1995;
173:590-596 [Study Population: Welsh women ]

+79 Lang JM, Lieberman E, Cohen A. A Comparison of Risk
Factors for Preterm Labor and Term Small-for-Gestational-Age
Birth. Epidemiology 1996;7:369-376. [ Study Population: U.S. women ]

*80 Hagan R, Benninger H, Chiffings D. Evans S, French H. Very
preterm birth – a regional study. Part 1: Maternal and obstetric
factors. BJOG 1996;103:230-238 [ Study Population: Australian women ]

81 Chie-Pein Chen, Kuo-Gon Wang, Yuh-Cheng Yang, Lai-Chu See.
Risk factors for preterm birth in an upper middle class Chinese
population. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Bio 1996;70(1):53-59
[ Study Population: Chinese women ]

*82 Jacobsen G, Schei B, Bakketeig LS. Prepregnant
reproductive risk and subsequent birth outcome among
Scandinavian parous women. Norsk Epidemiol
1997;7(1):33-39 [ Study Populations: Swedish women and
Norwegian women ]

!!+83 Lumley J. The association between prior spontaneous
abortion, prior induced abortion and preterm birth in first
singleton births. Prenat Neonat Med 1998;3:21-24. [ Study
Population: Australian women ]

!!+84 Martius JA, Steck T, Oehler MK, Wulf K-H. Risk factors
associated with preterm (<37+0 weeks) and early preterm
(<32+0 weeks): univariate and multi-variate analysis of
106 345 singleton births from 1994 statewide perinatal
survey of Bavaria. European J Obstetrics
& Gynecology Reproductive Biology 1998;80:183-189.
[ Study Population: German women ]

85 Small Babies in Scotland A Ten Year Overview 1987-1996.
Information and Statistics Division. The National Health
Service in Scotland. Scottish Program for Clinical
Effectiveness. Edinburgh 1998 ISBN 1-902076-07-9.
[ Study Population: Scottish women ]

86 Lee KS, Lee WC, Meng KH, Lee Ch, Kim SP. Maternal Factors
Associated with the Premature Rupture of Membrane in the
Low BIrth Weight Infant Deliveries. Korean J Prev Med 1998;21(2):
207-216 [ Study Population: Korean women ]

!!+*87 Ancel PY, Saurel-Cubizolles M-J, Renzo GCD, Papiernik E, Breart
G. Very and moderate preterm births: are the risk factors different?
British J Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1999;106:1162-1170. [ Study Population:
Women in: Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Hungary, Ireland, The Netherlands,
Poland, Scotland, Sweden, The Czech Republic, Spain, Slovenia, Greece,
Romania, Russia, and Turkey ]

!!+88 Zhou W, Sorenson HT, Olsen J. Induced Abortion and Subsequent
Pregnancy Duration. Obstetrics & Gynecology 1999;94:948-953.
[ Study Population: Danish women ]

89* Ancel PY, Saurel-Cubizolles, Di Renzo GC, Papiernik E, Breart G.
Social Differences of very preterm birth in Europe: interaction with
obstetric history. American J Epi 1999;149(10):908-915.
[ Study Population: Women in: Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Hungary,
Ireland, The Netherlands, Scotland, Sweden, The Czech Republic, Poland,
Spain, Slovenia, Greece, Romania, Russia, and Turkey ]


2000-2009

90 Foix-L'Helias L, Ancel PY, Blondel B. Changes in risk factors
of preterm delivery in France between 1981 and 1995.
Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. Oct 2000;14(4):
314-323. [ Study Population: French women ]

91 Foix-L'Helias L, Ancel, Blondel B. Risk factors for prematurity
in France and comparisons betweeen spontaneous
prematurity and induced labor; results from the National
Perinatal Survey 1995. J Gy necol Obstet Bio Reprod
(Paris) Feb 2000;29(1);55-65 [ Study Population: French women ]

*92 Gardosi J, Francis A. Early Pregnancy predictors of preterm
birth: the role of a prolonged menstruation-conception interval.
BJOG 2000;107(2):228-237 [ Study Population: Australian women ]

93 Bettiol H, Rona RJ, Chin S, Goldani M, Barberi M. Risk Factors
Associated with preterm births in Southeast Brazil: a comparison
of two birth cohorts born 15 years apart. Paediatric Perinatal
Epidemiol 2000;14(1):30-38 [Study Population: Brazilian women ]

94 Ancel PY, Saurel-Cubizolles M-J, Renzo GCD, Papiernik E,
Breast G. Risk factors for 14-21 week abortions: a case-control
study in Europe. Human Reproduction 2000;15(11):2426-2432
[ Study Population: French women ]

95 Letamo G, Majelantle RG. Factors Influencing Low Birth Weight
and Prematurity in Botswana. J Biosoc Sci 2001;33(3):391-403
[ Study Population: women in Botswana ]

96 Henriet L, Kaminski M. Impact of induced abortions on subsequent
pregnancy outcome: the 1995 French national perinatal survey.
BJOG 2001;108(10):1036-1042 [ Study Population: French women ]

97 Grimmer I, Buhrer C, Dudenhausen JW. Preconceptional
factors associated with very low birth weight delivery: a
case control study. BMC Public Health 2002; 2:10 [Study Population:
German women].

98 Balaka B, Boeta S, Aghere AD, Boko K, Kessie K, Assimadi K.
Risk factors associated with prematurity at the University of
Lme, Togo. Bull Soc Pathol Exot Nov 2002;95(4):280-283
[ Study Population: women in Togo ]

99 Han WH, Chen LM, Li CY. Incidences of and Predictors for Preterm
Births and Low Birth Weight Infants in Taiwan. Chinese Electronic
Periodical Services 2003:131-141 [Study Population: Taiwanese women ]

100 El-Bastawissi AY, Sorensen TK, Akafomo CK, Frederick IO, Xiao R,
Williams MA. History of Fetal Loss and Other Adverse Pregnancy
Outcomes in Relation to Subsequent Risk of Preterm Delivery.
Maternal Child Health J 2003;7(1):53-58 [ Study Population: U.S.
women ]

101 Reime B, Schuecking BA, Wenzlaff P. Perinatal outcomes of
teenage pregnancies according to gravidity and obstetric history.
Annals of Epidemiology 2004;14(8):619-619 [ Study Population:
German women]

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!!+102 Ancel PY, Lelong N, Papiernik E, Saurel-Cubizolles MJ,
Kaminski M. History of induced abortion as a risk factor
for preterm birth in European countries: results of
EUROPOP survey. Human Repro 2004; 19(3): 734-740.
[ Study Population: from ten (10) countries:
Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania,
Russia, Sweden, Scotland, Slovenia ]

103 Umeora OUJ, Ande ABA, Onuh SO, Okubor PO, Mbazor JO.
Incidence and risk factors for preterm delivery in a tertiary health
institution in Nigeria. J Obstetrics Gynaecology Nov. 2004;
24(8):895-896 [Study Population: Nigerian women ]

!!+104 Moreau C, Kaminski M, Ancel PY, Bouyer J, et al. Previous
induced abortions and the risk of very preterm delivery:
results of the EPIPAGE study. British J Obstetrics
Gynaecology 2005;112(4):430-437 [France]
[abstract online: www.blackwell-synergy.com/
links/doi/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2004.00478.x/abs/ ; Study Population:
French women ]

105 Conde-Agudelo A, Belizan JM, Breman R, Brockman SC,
Rosas-Bermudez. Effect of the interpregnancy interval after
an abortion on maternal and perinatal health in Latin
America. Int J Gynaecol & Obstet 2005;89 (Supp. 1):S34-S40.
[ Study Population: from Latin American countries ]

!!106 Stang P, Hammond AO, Bauman P. Induced Abortion
Increases the Risk of Very Preterm Delivery; Results from
a Large Perinatal Database. Fertility Sterility Sept 2005;S159
[ Study Population: German women ]

107 Etuk SJ, Etuk IS, Oyo-Ita AE. Factors Influencing the
Incidence of Pre-term Birth in Calabar, Nigeria. Nigerian
J Physiological Sciences 2005;20(1-2):63-68 [ Study Population:
Nigerian women ]

108 Poikkens P. Unkila-Kallio L, Vilska S, Repokari L. et al.
Impact of Infertility Characteristics and treatment
modalities on singleton pregnancies after assisted
reproduction. Reproductive Tiomed July 2006;13(1):135-144
[ Study Population: Finnish women ]

109 Samin A, Al-Dabbagh, Wafa Y Al-Taee. Risk factors for
preterm birth in Iraq: a case-control study. Pregnancy and
Childbirth. BMC 2006;6:13 [ Study Population: women in Iraq ]

110 K.K. Roy, Jinee Baruah, Sunesh Kumar, Neena Malhotra,
A.K. Deorari, J.B. Sharma.  Maternal Antenatal Profile and
Immediate Neonatal Outcome in VLBW and ELBW Babies.
Indian Journal of Pediatrics  2006;73(8):669-673
[Study Population: Indian women in India]

!!111 Smith GCS, Shah I, White IR, Pell JP, Crossley JA, Dobbie R.
Maternal and biochemical predictors of spontaneous preterm birth
among nulliparous women: a systematic analysis in relation to
degree of prematurity. Intl J Epidem 2006;35(5):1169-1177
[ Study Population: Scottish women ]

112 Teramoto S, Soeda A, Hayashi Y, Urashima M.  Physical and
socioeconomic predictors of birth weight in Japan.  Pediatrics
International    2006;48(3):274-277

113 Losa SM, Gonzalez E, Gonzalez G.  Risk Factors for Preterm
Birth.  Prog Obstet Ginecol   2006;49(2):57-65

114 Briunsma F, Lumley J, Tan J, Quinn M. Precancerous changes
in the cervix and risk of subsequent preterm birth. BJOG
Jan. 2007;114(1):70-80 { Study Population: Australian women ]

115 Jackson JE, Grobman WA, Haney E, Casele H. Mid-trimester
dilation and evacuation with laminaria does not increase the
risk for severe subsequent pregnancy complications. Intl J
Gynecol Obstet 2007;96:12-15 [ Study Population: U.S. women ]

116 Chung-Chin Lo, Jenn-Jeih Hsu, Ching-Chang Hsieh, T'sang-T-sang
Hsieh, Tai-Ho Hung. Risk Factors For Spontaneous Preterm Delivery
Before 34 Weeks of Gestation Among Taiwanese Women. Taiwan J
Obstet Gynecol 2007;46(4):389-394 [ Study Population: Taiwanese
women ]

117 Curry AE, Vogel I, Drews C, Schendel D, Skogstrand K, et al.
Mid-pregnancy maternal plasma levels of interleukin 2, 6, and 12, tumor
necrosis factor-alpha, interferon-gamma, and granulocyte-macrophage
colony-stimulating factor and spontaneous preterm delivery. Acta
Obstectica et Gynecologica 2007:86:1103-1110 [ Study Population:
Danish women ]

118* Brown TS, Adera T, Masho SW. Previous abortion and the risk of
low birth weight and preterm births. J Epidemiol Commun Health
2008;62:16-22 [Study Population: U.S. women ]

119 Reime B, Schuecking BA, Wenzlaff P. Reproductive Outcomes in
Adolescents Who Had a Previous Birth or an Induced Abortion Compared
to Adolescents' First Pregnancies. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
2008;8:4 [ Study Population: German women ]

!!+120 Voigt M, Olbertz D, Fusch C, Krafczyk D. Briese V, Schneider KT.
The infuluence of previous pregnancy terminations, miscarriages, and
still-birth on the incidence of babies with low birth weight and
premature births as well as somatic classication of newborns.
Z Geburtshilfe Neonatol 2008;212:5-12 [Study Population:
German women ]

121* Sareer Badshah, Linda Mason, Kenneth McKelvie, Roger Payne,
Paulo JG Lisboa. Risk factors for low birthweight in the public-
hospitals at Peshawar NWFP-Pakistan 2008;8:197-206 [ Study
Population: Pakistani women ]

122 Visintine J, Berghella V, Henning D, Baxter J. Cervical length for
prediction of preterm birth in women with multiple prior induced
abortions. Ultrasound Obstetrics Gynecology 2008;31(2):198-200
[ Study Population: U.S. women ]

123 Freak-Poli R, Chan A, Gaeme J, Street J. Previous abortion and risk
of preterm birth: a population study. J Maternal-Fetal Med Jan. 2009;
22(1):1-7 [ Study Population: Australian women ]

124 Voigt M, Henrich W, Zygmunt M, Friese K, Straube S, Briese V.
Is induced abortion a risk factor in subsequent pregnancy? Journal
Perinatal Medicine 2009;37:144-149 [ Study Population: German women ]

 

2010-2019

125 Yuan W, Duffner AM, Chen L, Hunt LP, Sellers SM, Bernal AL.
Analysis of preterm deliveries below 35 weeks' gestation in a tertiary
hospital in the UK. A case-control survey.. BMC Research Notes   2010;3:119

126+ Watson LF, Rayner J-A, King J, Jolley D, Forster D, Lumley J.
Modelling prior reproductive history to improve predication of risk
for very preterm birth. Paediatric Perinatal Epidemiology  2010;24:402-415

127+ Watson LF, Rayner J-A, King J, Jolley D, Forster D, Lumley J.
Modelling sequence of prior pregnancies on subsequent risk of very
preterm birth. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology  2010;24:416-423

128 Ammar M Alfadhli, Ali M Hajia, Farida AK Mohammed, Hamdiya
A Alfadhli, Medhat K El-Shazly.  Incidence and Potential Risk Factors
of Low Birth Weight Among Full Term Deliveries  2010;46(2):157-164
[Study Population: Kuwaiti women]

129 Junli G, Weiyue Z.  Influence of artificial abortion on preterm labor
and risk in subsequent pregnancy.  Chinese J Obstet Gynaecol Pediatrics
[Electronic] 2010;447-451

130 Furquim MA, Alencar GP, Schoeps D, Novaes HMD, Campbell O,
       et al.  Survival and risk factors nor neonatal mortality in a cohort
       of very low birth weight infants in the southern region o

f San Paulo
       city, Brazil.     Cadernos de Saude Publica   2011;27(6)

131 Liao H, Wei Q, Duan L, Ge J, Zhou Y, Zeng W.  Repeated medical
       abortions and the risk of preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies.
       Arch Gynecol Obstet  2011;289:579-586    URL:
       http://www.springerlink.com/content/d5mt821806512570/

132 Renzo GCD, Giardina I, Rosati A, Clerici G, Torricelli M, et al.
       Maternal risk factors for preterm birth: a country based population
       analysis. European J Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.
       December 2011;159(2):342-346   URL:
       http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301211511005392

133 Watson LF, Rayner J-A, Forster D.  Identifying risk factors for
       very preterm birth: A reference for clinicians.  [In Press} Midwifery  2012

134 Bhattacharya S, Lowit A, Bhattacharya S, Raja EA, Lee AM, Mahmood T,
       Templeton A.  Reproductive outcomes following induced abortion; a national      register-based cohort study in Scotland.  BMJ OPEN  2012;2:e000911       [doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-000911 ; URL:       http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/2/4/e000911.full.pdf ]

135 Klemetti R, Gissler M,  Niinimaki M, Hemminki E.  Birth outcomes after
        induced abortion: a nationwide register-based study of first births in Finland.        Human Reproduction  2012 August 29 [Epub ahead of print]
        http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22933527

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The following is a significant APB study but is not part of the 'official' list
above since it involves predominantly 'illegal' induced abortions:

Okonofus FE, Onwudiegwu U, Odutayo R. Pregnancy outcomes after
illegal induced abortions in Nigeria: a retrospective referenced historical
study. Africa J Med Science 1994;23:165-169

* studies that included spontaneous and induced
abortions but did not report PTB/LBW risk separately for each
+ studies that found dose/response (the more SIAs, the higher the risk)

Twenty-three (23) Statistically Significant AVPB and AVLBW Studies

A1+ Watson LF, Rayner J-A, King J, Jolley D, Forster D, Lumley J.
Modelling prior reproductive history to improve predication of risk
for very preterm birth. Paediatric Perinatal Epidemiology  2010;24:402-415

A2+ Watson LF, Rayner J-A, King J, Jolley D, Forster D, Lumley J.
Modelling sequence of prior pregnancies on subsequent risk of very
preterm birth. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology  2010;24:416-423

A3 Reime B, Schuecking BA, Wenzlaff P. Reproductive Outcomes
in Adolescents Who Had a Previous Birth or an Induced Abortion
Compared to Adolescents' First Pregnancies. BMC Pregnancy
and Childbirth 2008;8:4

A4+ Voigt M, Olbertz D, Fusch C, Krafczyk D. Briese V, Schneider KT.
The influence of previous pregnancy terminations, miscarriages, and
still-birth on the incidence of babies with low birth weight and
premature births as well as somatic classification of newborns.
Z Geburtshilfe Neonatol 2008;212:5-12

A5 Smith GCS, Shah I, White IR, Pell JP, Crossley JA, Dobbie R.
Maternal and biochemical predictors of spontaneous preterm birth
among nulliparous women: a systematic analysis in relation to
degree of prematurity. International J Epidemiology 2006;35(5):
1169-1177

A6 Stang P, Hammond AO, Bauman P. Induced Abortion Increases
the Risk of Very Preterm Delivery; Results from a Large Perinatal
Database. Fertility Sterility. Sept 2005;S159 [Study only published
as an abstract]

A7+ Moreau C, Kaminski M, Ancel PY, Bouyer J, et al. Previous
induced abortions and the risk of very preterm delivery: results of
the EPIPAGE study. British J Obstetrics Gynaecology 2005;112(4):
430-437 [abstract online: www.
blackwell-synergy.com/links/doi/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2004.00478.x/abs/ ]

A8 Ancel PY, Lelong N, Papiernik E, Saurel-Cubizolles MJ, Kaminski M.
History of induced abortion as a risk factor for preterm birth in European
countries: results of EUROPOP survey. Human Reprod 2004;19(3):734-740.

A9+ Ancel PY, Saurel-Cubizolles M-J, Renzo GCD, Papiernik E, Breart G.
Very and moderate preterm births: are the risk factors different?
British J Obstetrics Gynaecology 1999;106:1162-1170.

A10+ Zhou W, Sorenson HT, Olsen J. Induced Abortion and Subsequent
Pregnancy Duration. Obstetrics & Gynecology 1999;94:948-953.

A11+ Martius JA, Steck T, Oehler MK, Wulf K-H. Risk factors associated
with preterm (<37+0 weeks) and early preterm (<32+0 weeks): univariate
and multi-variate analysis of 106 345 singleton births from
1994 statewide perinatal survey of Bavaria. European J Obstetrics
Gynecology Reproductive Biology 1998;80:183-189.

A12+ Lumley J. The association between prior spontaneous abortion,
prior induced abortion and preterm birth in first singleton births.
Prenat Neonat Med 1998;3:21-24.

A13+ Lumley J. The epidemiology of preterm birth. Bailliere's Clin
Obstet Gynecology 1993;7(3):477-498

A14+ Algert C, Roberts C, Adelson P, Frammer M. Low birth weight
in New South Wales, 1987: a Population-Based Study. Aust New
Zealand J Obstet Gynaecol 1993;33:243-248

A15+* Zhang J, Savitz DA. Preterm Birth Subtypes among Blacks
and Whites. Epidemiology 1992;3:428-433.

A16+ Mueller-Heubach E, Guzick DS. Evaluation of risk scoring
in a preterm birth prevention study of indigent patients. Amer
J Obstetrics & Gynecol 1989;160:829-837.

A17+ Lumley J. Very low birth-weight (less than 1500g) and
previous induced abortion: Victoria 1982-1983. Aust NZ J
Obstet Gynecol 1986;26:268-272.

A18 Schuler D, Klinger A. Causes of low birth weight in
Hungary. Acta Paediatrica Hungarica 1984;24:173-185

A19+ Levin A, Schoenbaum S, Monson R, Stubblefield P,
Ryan K. Association of Abortion With Subsequent Pregnancy
Loss. JAMA 1980;243(24):2495-2499

A20 Van Der Slikke JW, Treffers PE. Influence of induced abortion
on gestational duration in subsequent pregnancies. BMJ 1978;
1:270-272 [>95% confident of preterm risk for gestation less
than 32.0 weeks].

A21 Watson LF, Rayner J-A, Forster D.  Identifying risk factors for very
preterm birth: A reference for clinicians.  [In Press} Midwifery  2012

A22 Bhattacharya S, Lowit A, Bhattacharya S, Raja EA, Lee AM, Mahmood T,
       Templeton A.  Reproductive outcomes following induced abortion;
       a national register-based cohort study in Scotland.&n

bsp; BMJ OPEN  2012;2:e000911       [ doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-000911 ; URL:       http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/2/4/e000911.full.pdf ]

 

A23 Klemetti R, Gissler M,  Niinimaki M, Hemminki E.  Birth outcomes after induced abortion: a nationwide register-based study of firthbirths in Finland.        Human Reproduction  2012 August 29 [Epub ahead of print] [URL:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22933527 ]

 

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* studies that included spontaneous and induced abortions but did not report PTB/LBW risk separately for each

+ studies that found dose/response (the more SIAs, the higher the risk)

!! Significant VPB (Very Preterm Birth) and/or AVLBW (Very Low Birth Weight)
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1 December 2012, Brent Rooney (MSc)Research Director, Reduce Preterm Risk Coalition
email: fullterm40@gmail.com   web: http:/www.jpands.org/vol13no4/rooney.pdf