Chapter 6. Abortion

  1. Kathy French RN, Cert Ed, BSc (Hons), MPhil, PG Dip, PhD member Sexual Health Adviser
  1. Kathy French RN, Cert Ed, BSc (Hons), MPhil, PG Dip, PhD member Sexual Health Adviser

Published Online: 30 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322569.ch6

Sexual Health

Sexual Health

How to Cite

French, K. (2009) Abortion, in Sexual Health (ed K. French), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322569.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Royal College of Nursing, London, UK

Author Information

  1. Royal College of Nursing, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405168311

Online ISBN: 9781444322569

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Keywords:

  • abortion, controversial procedures in healthcare provision;
  • referral pathways for abortion care;
  • abortion - debated topic within society;
  • abortion - regulated medical procedures, agreement of two registered medical practitioners;
  • women considering abortion - access to supportive empathetic counselling;
  • issue of consent to abortion;
  • right to confidentiality - applying to abortions;
  • rights of prospective father;
  • surgical method of abortion by dilation and evacuation (D&E);
  • post-procedure and follow-up care and advice

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Counselling/Support

  • Referral

  • Consent for Abortion

  • Confidentiality

  • Rights of the Prospective Father

  • Pre-Abortion Management

  • Methods of Abortion

  • Complications of Abortion

  • Post-Procedure and Follow-up Care and Advice

  • Contraception Following Abortion

  • Role of the Nurse

  • Conclusion

  • References

  • Further Reading

  • Useful Websites