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September 13, 2000

A 26-Year-Old Woman With a Second Abortion

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;284(10):1244. doi:10.1001/jama.284.10.1239

To the Editor: It is with sadness and disappointment that I read the Clinical Crossroads Update regarding the status of the 26-year-old woman seeking an abortion 1 year later.1

It is sad that this patient has such unhealthy behavior that she has already experienced 2 unwanted and unplanned pregnancies. It is sad that she has been in unhealthy sexual relationships, has had irregularity in medical care and inconsistency in taking oral contraceptives, and possibly has been exposed to sexually transmitted diseases.

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