From the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, LY318, Boston, MA 02215.
At Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds in June 1999, David A. Grimes,
MD, discussed a 26-year-old student who had discovered she was pregnant.1 The patient, Ms B, citing cultural and family prohibitions
to having a child while unmarried, along with financial barriers, asked to
have the pregnancy terminated. Ms B was referred to a family planning clinic,
where, after extensive counseling, she chose to have a surgical abortion.
Hartman EE, Parker RA. A 26-Year-Old Woman Seeking an Abortion, 1 Year Later. JAMA. 2000;283(20):2700. doi:10.1001/jama.283.20.2700