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This bibliography includes all publications by Dr. Hern as sole, primary, or co-author.

Abortion-related publications

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

The politics of abortion. The Progressive, November, 1972. [PDF]

Abortion: The need for rational policy and safe standards. The Denver Post, May 27, 1973.

Single pregnancies: are they really accidental? Denver Singles Guide, April, 1975.

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

Abortion issue clouds presidential politics. The Denver Post, October 31, 1976. [HTML]

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

Having an Abortion. Office pamphlet © 1975, Warren M. Hern, M.D., M.P.H.

Boulder Abortion Clinic. Office pamphlet © 1976, Warren M. Hern, M.D., M.P.H.

Abortion in the Seventies. Proceedings of the Western Regional Conference on Abortion. W.M. Hern and B. Andrikopoulos (Eds.), National Abortion Federation, New York, 1977.

Multiple laminaria treatment in early midtrimester outpatient suction abortion. W. Hern and A. Oakes. Advances in Planned Parenthood 12:93-97, 1977. [HTML] [PDF]

New attack on abortion under way in Colorado. The Denver Post, February 27, 1977.

Abortion Services Handbook. Interfacia, Chicago, 1978. Available from Alpenglo Graphics, 1130 Alpine, Boulder, CO 80304.

The concept of quality care in abortion services. Advances in Planned Parenthood 13:63-74, 1978.

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.

Program Standards for Abortion Services. Standards Committee, National Abortion Federation. National Abortion Federation, Washington, D.C.

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. [PDF] [HTML]

The human life statute: Will it protect life or power? [PDF]

Helms' abortion amendment unenforceable. Daily Tar Heel, February 18, 1981 (University of North Carolina).

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

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. [PDF]

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

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. [PDF]

Reagan's war on abortion. The Sunday Camera, December 9, 1984.

Reagan turning abortion into crime against state. The Rocky Mountain News, December 14, 1984.

The antiabortion vigilantes. The New York Times, Op-Ed Page, Friday, December 21, 1984. [HTML]

Abortion `compromise' flawed. The Denver Post, April 27, 1985.

`Silent Scream' is propaganda. The Denver Post, July 6, 1985.

Drug won't end abortion dilemma. The Daily Camera, April 5, 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. [HTML]

Must Mr. Reagan tolerate abortion clinic violence? The New York Times, Op-Ed page, June 14, 1986. [HTML]

Reagan faces anti-abortion terrorists, and winks. The Rocky Mountain News, Commentary, June 17, 1986

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.

Protect Abortion Rights. New York Times, Op-Ed page, January 22, 1987. Protect Abortion Rights. Rocky Mountain News, January 23, 1987. [HTML]

Anti-abortion campaign rhetoric prompts attacks on clinics. Sunday Camera, September 4, 1988.

Abortion clinics under siege. The Denver Post, November 1, 1988. [HTML ] [PDF]

Abortion as Insurrection. The Humanist 49(2):18, March/April, 1989. [HTML] [PDF]

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. [PDF]

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. [ASP]

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

Voters sent a clear pro-choice message. The Daily Camera, December 21, 1992.

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. [HTML][PDF]

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

Hunted by the Right, Forgotten by the Left. The New York Times Op-Ed page, March 13, 1993. [HTML]

Doctors disparaged in abortion debate. The Daily Camera, March 19, 1993.   [PDF]

Florida doctor's death resulted from 20 years of inciting violence. The Denver Post, March 20, 1993. [HTML]

The Pope and my right to life. The New York Times Op-Ed page, August 12, 1993. [HTML]

Anti-abortion movement put weapon in slayer's hand. Daily Camera, Guest Opinion, March 20, 1994.

Life on the Front Lines. Women's Health Issues 4(1):48-54,1994. [HTML]

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. [HTML] [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. [PDF]

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

An electronic demon stalks clinic workers.Commentary, The Daily Camera, January 9, 1995. [HTML]

How it feels to be on anti-abortion hit list. Letter to the editor, The New York Times, February 4, 1995.[HTML]

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.

Parental notice is bad legislation. The Colorado Statesman, March 10, 1995.

Who wanted to ban 'partial birth abortion'? The Daily Camera, December 16, 1995. [HTML]

Abortion: The numbers game. Op-Ed page, The Washington Post, October, 1996 [HTML]

Abortion bill skips the fine print. Op-Ed page, The New York Times, May 17, 1997. [HTML]

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

How Roe vs. Wade has affected my life and work. Conscience, 18(4):26, 1998.

Defeat of SB 80 protected us from anti-abortion violence and terrorism. The Colorado Statesman, Commentary, April 9, 1999.

Abortion 'bubble bill' going before U.S. Supreme Court. Sunday Camera, Guest Opinion, June 11, 2000. [HTML]

Free speech that threatens my life. Op-Ed page, The New York Times, March 31, 2001. [HTML]

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

Repressive abortion policy of Owens and GOP is similar to Taliban's 9th century attitudes. The Colorado Statesman, Commentary, January 25, 2002. [HTML]

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.

Did I Violate The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban? A doctor ponders a new era of prosecution.  Slate.com, October 22, 2003. [HTML]

When Legal Abortion Came To Boulder. Guest Opinion, The Daily Camera, November 2, 2003 (origiinal title: Reflections: November, 1973). [HTML]

Ronald Reagan and abortion. The Colorado Statesman, July 30, 2004. [HTML] [PDF]

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 [HTML] PDF

Anthropologists, abortion and the cultural war in America. Anthropology News, February, 2005 [HTML] [PDF]

The doctor's dilemma - truly delusional decisions from the Supreme Court. The Colorado Statesman 108 (18), 4 May 2007 [PDF]

When is an egg not an egg? The Colorado Statesman 108 (30), July 27,2007. [HTML] [PDF]

Publications related to Fertility/Family Planning/Population

Family Planning and the Poor. The New Republic, November 14, 1970.

Is pregnancy really normal? Family Planning Perspectives 3(1), January 1971. [HTML]

Biological Tyranny. The New Republic, February 27, 1971. [HTML]

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

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

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

Water sets the limits on exponential growth. The Denver Post, January 10, 1982. [HTML] [PDF]

Secretary Schweiker's flawed plan to curb teenage sex. New York Times, Letter, February 26, 1982.

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

Population growth: the real reason behind the peril to the planet. Colorado Daily, February 3, 1989.

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]. [HTML]

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.

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

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

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. [PDF]

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). [PDF]

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

Population and Peace. Colorado Peace Mission 6(5):1-2, 1995. [HTML]

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

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

Publications related to Health/Economics/Politics/Ecology

"If you're a good American, stand up!" by Warren Hern and Dan Nickelson. The Colorado Daily, May 12, 1961. [HTML]

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

Brazil's rulers crack down on foes. The Denver Post Perspective section, January 26, 1969.

In defense of mediocrity (Judge G. Harrold Carswell). Letter, The Washington Post, March 27, 1970.

The Boeing SST Project. Letter, The Washington Post, June 17, 1970. [HTML]

Could we have a killer smog in Denver? The Denver Post Perspective section, September 13, 1970.

Water sets the limits on exponential growth. The Denver Post, January 10, 1982. [HTML]

History shows us how to get it all wrong in Central America. The Sunday Camera, May 19, 1985. [HTML] [PDF]

Questions about Homestake II. The Denver Post, Op-Ed page, October 24, 1987.

All Latin America will hate the U.S. for invasion of Panama. The Sunday Camera, January 7, 1990.

Values clash over wild waters. Rocky Mountain News, Op-Ed Page, August 22, 1990 (concerning the Homestake II project).

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. [PDF]

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.

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.

The answer to Cindy Sheehan's question. The Daily Camera, Letters to the editor September 11, 2005. [HTML] [PDF]

Reports to Government Agencies

Report on the Epidemic of Cholera on the Pisqui River and Lower Ucayali, Peru, 8 June to 20 June, 1991. Report prepared for the Special Program of the Campaign Against Cholera, Regional Health Center, Pucallpa, Peru  21 June 1991.  Translated from original Spanish version.

Anti-abortion Activity At Boulder Abortion Clinic, 1975-1995 In A National Context. Special Report prepared for Jo Ann Harris, Director, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.  January 6, 1995. [HTML]

Statements and Submitted Testimony Before Legislative Committees, Colorado Legislature, US Senate, US House of Representatives. [HTML]

Statement by Dr. Warren. M. Hern submitted to the US Senate Judiciary Committee concerning the "Partial-Birth Abortion Act of 1995" on November 17, 1995. [HTLM]