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Table 2 Proportion of maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) and family planning (FP) subspecialists who gave a recommendation for D&E or induction only, a recommendation for D&E or induction but patient’s choice, or gave no recommendation for each case scenario

From: Second-trimester abortion attitudes and practices among maternal-fetal medicine and family planning subspecialists

 TotalMFM
N (%)
FP
N (%)
TOTAL 689105
Trisomy 21
 Recommendation (D&E or induction)7772 (10)5 (5)
  D&E4641 (6)5 (5)
  Induction3131 (4)0 (0)
 Patient choice (D&E or induction)450370 (54)80 (76)
  D&E322243 (35)79 (75)
  Induction128127 (18)1 (1)
 No recommendation263243 (35)20 (19)
Renal agenesis
 Recommendation (D&E or induction)109102 (15)7 (7)
  D&E6356 (8)7 (7)
  Induction4646 (7)0 (0)
 Patient choice (D&E or induction)471395 (57)76 (72)
  D&E270195 (28)75 (71)
  Induction201200 (29)1 (1)
 No recommendation211189 (27)22 (21)
Intrauterine fetal demise
 Recommendation (D&E or induction)135125 (18)10 (10)
  D&E5446 (7)8 (8)
  Induction8179 (11)2 (2)
 Patient choice (D&E or induction)473402 (58)71 (68)
  D&E225157 (23)68 (65)
  Induction248245 (36)3 (3)
 No recommendation180156 (23)24 (23)
Severe pre-eclampsia
 Recommendation (D&E or induction)252223 (32)29 (28)
  D&E148119 (17)29 (28)
  Induction104104 (15)0 (0)
 Patient choice (D&E or induction)403339 (49)64 (61)
  D&E242180 (26)62 (59)
  Induction161159 (23)2 (2)
 No recommendation135123 (18)12 (11)
Chorioamnionitis with sepsis
 Recommendation (D&E or induction)398340 (49)58 (55)
  D&E207153 (22)54 (51)
  Induction191187 (27)4 (4)
 Patient choice (D&E or induction)313275 (40)38 (36)
  D&E156122 (18)34 (32)
  Induction157153 (22)4 (4)
 No recommendation8071 (10)9 (9)
Preterm premature rupture of membranes
 Recommendation (D&E or induction)161154 (22)7 (7)
  D&E4538 (6)7 (7)
  Induction116116 (17)0 (0)
 Patient choice (D&E or induction)379313 (45)66 (63)
  D&E16199 (14)62 (59)
  Induction218214 (31)4 (4)
 No recommendation250219 (32)31 (30)