Infectious Complications of Pregnancy TerminationRAHANGDALE, LISA MD, MPHClinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: June 2009 - Volume 52 - Issue 2 - pp 198-204 doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181a2b6dd Pregnancy Termination Abstract Author Information Abstract Infectious complications are a significant source of morbidity and mortality associated with pregnancy termination worldwide. However, in areas where abortion practices are legal, the risk of infection is very low. Proper technique, prophylaxis, and initial management of septic abortion have led to a significant decrease in risk of serious complications such as sepsis and death. Clinical features, management, and prevention of postabortal infection will be reviewed in the setting of legalized abortion. Author Information Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University, Stanford, California Funding Disclosures: None. Correspondence: Lisa Rahangdale, MD, MPH, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Stanford University, 300 Pasteur Dr HH333, Stanford, CA 94317. E-mail: Lisar9@stanford.edu © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.