Controversies Over Second Trimester Pregnancy Termination Indications
September 18, 2016•13 min
Host: Patrice L Basanta-Henry, MD, MHSc, FACOG
Advances in technology have resulted in increased information being available for pregnant woman. With this increased information has come a rise in the number of requests for termination of pregnancy for fetal indications. However, termination of pregnancy remains a controversial issue in the area of women’s health. Women requesting second trimester terminations may face significant legal barriers as well as poor access to providers and/or facilities that are able to provide the procedure. Host Dr. Patrice Basanta-Henry chats with Dr. Reagan Theiler, Division Director for General Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Ryan Residency Training Program at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Center and the controversy surrounding second trimester termination.