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These include clinical research papers in peer-reviewed medical journals, monographs, or invited book chapters by Dr. Warren Hern as sole or lead author concerning medical aspects of abortion.

Health and economics in West Africa. Rocky Mountain Medical Journal, October 1962.

Is pregnancy really normal? Family Planning Perspectives 3(1), January 1971

U.S Government policy on abortion. G. Contis and W.M. Hern. American Journal of Public Health 61:1038, May, 1971

Laminaria in abortion: use in 1368 patients in first trimester. Rocky Mountain Medical Journal 72:390-395, 1975.

The illness parameters of pregnancy. Social Science and Medicine 9:365-372, 1975 (England).   PDF

Knowledge and use of herbal contraceptives in a Peruvian Amazon village. Human Organization 35:9-19, 1976.

Abortion in the Seventies.  Proceedings of the Western Regional Conference on Abortion, Denver, Colorado, February, 1976.  Warren M. Hern and Bonnie Andrikopoulous (eds.).  St. Louis: National Abortion Federation, 1977.

High fertility in a Peruvian Amazon Indian village. Human Ecology 5:355-368, 1977

Administrative incongruence and authority conflict in four abortion clinics. W.M Hern, M. Gold, and A. Oakes. Human Organization 36:376-383, 1977.  PDF

Multiple laminaria treatment in early midtrimester outpatient suction abortion. W. Hern and A. Oakes. Advances in Planned Parenthood 12:93-97, 1977.  PDF This is the first publication of a case series report in the American medical literature concerning the use of the serial multiple laminaria technique in cervical dilation for abortion

Administrative incongruence and authority conflict in four abortion clinics.  Human Organization 36(4):376-383, 1977   PDF

Correlation of sonographic cephalometry with clinical assessment of fetal age following early midtrimester D & E abortion. W.M. Hern, W.A. Miller, L. Paine, and K.D. Moorhead. Advances in Planned Parenthood 13:14-20, 1978.

What about us? Staff reactions to D & E. Warren M. Hern, M.D., M.P.H., and Billie Corrigan, R.N., M.S. Advances in Planned Parenthood 15:3-8, 1980.

Outpatient second-trimester D & E abortion through 24 menstrual weeks' gestation. Advances in Planned Parenthood 16:7-13, 1981.  PDF

Midtrimester abortion. In Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual, 1981, Ralph M. Wynn, (Ed.), Appleton-Century-Crofts, New York, 1981.

Long-term risks of induced abortion. In Gynecology and Obstetrics, Chapter 63, J.W. Sciarra, Ed., Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott, 1982.

First trimester abortion: complications and their management. In Gynecology and Obstetrics, Chapter 59, J.W. Sciarra, Ed., Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott, 1982.

Dilatation and evacuation abortion. Letter to the editor, Obstetrics and Gynecology 60:667, 1982.

First and second trimester abortion techniques. Current Problems in Obstetrics and Gynecology 6, No. 11: July 1983.

Alta fecundidad en una comunidad nativa del Râo Ucayali. Ginecologia y Obstetricia (Lima) 28:20-25, 1983.

Discussion remarks. In Shaw, M.W, Doudera, A.E, (eds): Defining Human Life: Medical, Legal, and Ethical Implications. Ann Arbor, AUPHA Press, 1983. Proceedings of the conference entitled Human Life Symposium: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Concept of Person, Houston, Texas, March 1982.

Correlation of fetal age and measurements between 10 and 26 weeks of gestation. Obstetrics and Gynecology 63:26-32, 1984.

Serial multiple laminaria and adjunctive urea in late out patient dilatation and evacuation abortion. Obstetrics and Gynecology 63:543-549, 1984.  PDF

Abortion Practice. J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1984. Reviewed in Family Planning Perspectives, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association.

The epidemiologic foundations of abortion practice. In Abortion Practice by W.M. Hern.  Boulder: Alpenglo Graphics, 1990 (Second printing, softcover).  Chapter 1.  First printing: Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1984.

Evolution of second trimester abortion techniques. In Prevention and Treatment of Contraceptive Failure, U. Landy and S.S. Ratnam, eds. New York: Plenum Press, 1986

Use of prostaglandins as abortifacients. In Gynecology and Obstetrics, Chapter 58, J.W. Sciarra, Ed., Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Co, 1982. Published in 1988

The Politics of Choice: Abortion as Insurrection. In Births and Power: Social Change and the Politics of Reproduction, W. Penn Handwerker, (Ed.), Boulder, Westview Press, 1990.

Individual Fertility Rate: A new measure of fertility for small populations. Social Biology 37(1-2), 1990.

Book review: The Population Dynamics of the Mucajai Yanomama, J. Early, and J. Peters, San Diego, Academic Press, 1990. Population Studies 45:359-360, 1991.

Informe sobre la epidemia del colera en los rios Pisqui y Bajo Ucayali, Peru: 8 a 20 de junio de 1991. Boletin de Lima (78):29-31, 1991.

Abortion Practice. Softcover reprint. Alpenglo Graphics, 1990, 368 pages, 59 illustrations, 3 color plates, 16 tables. Available from Alpenglo Graphics, 1130 Alpine, Boulder, CO 80304.

Proxemics in the abortion debate: the use of anthropological theory in conflict arising from antiabortion demonstrations. Population and Environment 12(4): 379-388, 1991. PDF

Why are there so many of us? Description and diagnosis of a planetary ecopathological process. Population and Environment 12(1), 1990. [News Brief, Science, March 15, 1991, p 1311].

Effects of cultural change on health and fertility in Amazonian Indian societies: Recent research and projections. Population and Environment 13(1):23-43, 1991.

Polygyny and fertility among the Shipibo of the Peruvian Amazon. Population Studies 46:53-64, 1992

Book review: Anthropogenic Climatic Change, M.I. Budyko and Yu A. Izrael, Eds., Tucson, University of Arizona Press, 1990. National Geographic Research and Exploration 8(1):125-126, 1992.

Upper Pisqui River, Peruvian Amazon: July to August 1991. National Geographic Research and Exploration 8(2):234-236, 1992.

Shipibo polygyny and patrilocality. American Ethnologist 19(3):501-522, 1992.

Family planning, Amazon style. Natural History 101(12):30-37, 1992, December.

Is human culture carcinogenic for uncontrolled population growth and ecological destruction? BioScience 43(11):768-773, 1993.

Has the human species become a cancer on the planet? A theoretical view of population growth as a sign of pathology. Current World Leaders 36(6):1089-1124, 1993 (Special issue Featuring: World Population Issues).

Book review: Environmental Evolution: Effects of The Origin and Evolution of Life on Planet Earth., L. Margulis and L. Olendzenski, Eds., Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 1992. National Geographic Research and Exploration 10(1):132, 1994.

Cultural change, polygyny, and fertility among the Shipibo of the Peruvian Amazon. In Demography of Lowland South American Indians: Case Studies from Lowland South America, Kathleen Adams and David Price (Eds.). South American Indian Studies 4:77-86, 1994.

The impact of cultural change and population growth on the Shipibo of the Peruvian Amazon. Latin American Anthropology Review 4(1):3-8, 1992 (published 5/94).

Alta fecundidad en una comunidad nativa de la Amazonia Peruana. Amazonia Peruana 24:125-142, 1994.

Conocimiento y uso de anticonceptivos herbales en una comunidad Shipibo. Amazonia Peruana 24:143- 160, 1994.

Poliginia y fecundidad de los Shipibo de la Amazonâa Peruana. Amazonia Peruana 24:161-184, 1994.

Microethnodemographic techniques for field workers studying small groups. In The Comparative Analysis of Human Societies, Emilio Moran (Ed.). Boulder: Lynn Reiner Publishers, 1995.

Health and demography of Native Amazonians: Historical perspective and current status. In Amazonian Indians from Prehistory to the Present, Anna C. Roosevelt (Ed.), Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 1994. pp. 123-149

Outpatient abortion for fetal anomaly and fetal death from 15-34 menstrual weeks' gestation: Techniques and clinical management. Obstetrics and Gynecology 81:301-306, 1993.   PDF

Cervical treatment with DilapanTM prior to second trimester dilation and evacuation abortion: A pilot study of 64 patients. American Journal of Gynecologic Health 7(1):15-18, 1993.

Surgical abortion: Management, Complications, and Long-Term Risks. In Gynecology and Obstetrics, John J. Sciarra (Ed.) and Preston V. Dilts, Jr. (Assoc. Ed.) Revised edition, 1994. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1994. Chapter 59. PDF

First trimester abortion: Principles, Techniques, and Clinical Management. In Fertility Control, Stephen L. Corson, Richard J. Derman, and Louise B. Tyrer (Eds.). Second edition. London, Ontario, Canada: Goldin Publishers, 1994

Dilapan vs. laminaria in second trimester abortion: Randomized controlled cohort of 1001 patients. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 171(5):1324-1328, 1994.

  • Ortho Award, Best Scientific Paper, National Abortion Federation Annual Meeting, 1993
  • Ortho Award, Best Scientific Paper, Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, 1994

Abortion: Medical and Social Aspects. In Encyclopedia of Marriage and the Family, David Levinson, Ed. New York: Simon & Schuster MacMillan, 1995. Chapter 1, pp 1-7.

Life on the front lines. In Abortion Wars: 1950 - 2000, Rickie Solinger (ed.). Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1997

Is human culture oncogenic for uncontrolled population growth and ecological destruction?  Human Evolution 12(1-2):97-105, 1997.

How many times has the human population doubled?  Comparisons with cancer.  Population and Environment 21(1):59-80, 1999.

Laminaria, induced fetal demise and misoprostol in late abortion.  Int J Gynecol Obstet 75 (2001) 279-286 or PDF

Second Trimester Surgical Abortion.  In Gynecology and Obstetrics, John J. Sciarra, M.D., Ph.D. (Ed.).  Revised Edition - 2002, Chapter 125.  Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 2002.  PDF

Surgical abortion in the second trimester.  In Beeindiging Van De Zwangerschap: Abortus, Inductie En Bijstimulatie.  S.A. Scherjon, W. Beekhuizen, H.H.H. Kanhai (Eds.).  Leiden, T.N.: Boerhaave Commissie voor Postacademisch Onderwijs in de Geeskunde,2004.  Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum.  ISBN: 90-6767-524-5.  Boerhaave Commissie.  Wassenaarseweg 62  2333 AL Leiden Postbus 2084 2301 CB Leiden

Surgical abortion in the second trimester.  Symposium Internacional Multicultural en Salud Reproductiva, Barcelona, Spain, 18 October 2003

Selective termination for fetal anomaly/genetic disorder in twin pregnancy at 32+ menstrual weeks. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy 19:292-295, 2004.  PDF

Misoprostol as an adjunctive medication in late surgical abortion.  International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 88:327-328, 2005 PDF

Urban Malignancy: Similarity in the fractal imensions of urban morpholoy and malignant neoplasmsInternatioal Journal of Anthropology 23(1-2):1-19, 2008