The first annual report after enactment of the new liberalized abortion law in California shows that a total of 91% of the 4,291 applicants for therapeutic abortion were approved; a total of 3,775 therapeutic abortions were performed. The overall incidence of therapeutic abortions to live births was 11.2:1,000. Psychiatric indications accounted for 86% of the abortions performed. An analysis of the experience at San Mateo County General Hospital is presented to review indications, methods, and complications.
Thurstone PB. Therapeutic Abortion: The Experience of San Mateo County General Hospital and the State of California. JAMA. 1969;209(2):229–231. doi:10.1001/jama.1969.03160150015004
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