Gynecologists fear anti-abortion campaigns

Where are you going, doctor?

In Germany, the number of doctors who perform abortions is falling. Our author set out to find the reasons. Many gynecologists are afraid of anti-abortion campaigns.

Amy Coney Barrett is to become the new judge at the Supreme Court on the proposal of American President Donald Trump. The nomination of the conservative Catholic and mother of seven has heated emotions, largely because of Barrett’s adopted attitude towards abortion. Part of American society sees it as the possible tip on the scales in order to curtail the (criminal) free decision about an abortion in the future. The other part is hoping for legal interpretations in the sense of Pro-LifeMovement that aims to make it more difficult to terminate unwanted pregnancies.

Social dissent over abortion is less intense in Germany than in the United States. And yet the topic is always an issue for us to discuss. In recent years, it has often been about the number of doctors willing to perform the procedure. Because it is declining. So massive in comparison to the beginning of the two thousand years that some people ask whether there are still enough.


Artificial birth introduction: discussion of drug Cytotec

Long it may take: A pregnant woman holds her stomach.
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The last days of a pregnancy are an exciting time. But if the deadline is exceeded, the Wait for the birth. Some Doctors resort to a labor agent. Other rates depend. Why?

Ba Baby is a smoker longer than normal, the question is: Should take the doctor to the birth with the drugs? Because the child were to remain too long in the womb, it could be too large or the mother during the birth hurt. A lack of oxygen threatened, which can lead to severe brain damage in a child; in the extreme case it dies before the birth. One of the drugs used to introduction, recently kindled a heated discussion.

The drug is called Cytotec, the drug Misoprostol. Shutter the newspaper reports about the apparently severe complications and even possible deaths associated with Cytotec were. Women, lawyers, and appraisers before throwing Doctors, they would use it, although it is a pity his wife and child. “Cytotec triggers enormous good in labor, but also therefore dangerous,” says Peter Husslein, chief of obstetrics at the University hospital in Vienna. “I see no reason to use it, and find it to be unethical.”