Publications in Peer-Review Journals, Invited Book Chapters and Reviews

First and Second Trimester Abortion Techniques

Current Problems in Obstetrics and Gynecology 6, No. 11: July 1983

First Trimester Abortion: Complications and Their Management

In Gynecology and Obstetrics, Chapter 59, J.W. Sciarra, Ed., Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott, 1982.

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.

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


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

High fertility in a Peruvian Amazon Indian village

Human Ecology 5:355-368, 1977
By Hern, W.M.


How many times has the human population doubled? Comparisons with cancer.

Population and Environment 21(1):59-80, 1999.
Hern, W.M.


Individual Fertility Rate: A new measure of fertility for small populations.

Social Biology 37(1-2), 1990.


Informe sobre la epidemia de colera en los rios Pisqui y Bajo Ucayali, Peru: 8 a 20 de junio de 1991.

Boletin de Lima (78):29-31, 1991.
By Hern, W.M.


Is human culture carcinogenic for uncontrolled population growth and ecological destruction?

BioScience 43(11):768-773, 1993


Is Pregnancy Really Normal?

Family Planning Perspectives 3(1), January 1971


Knowledge and use of herbal contraceptives in a Peruvian Amazon village

Human Organization 35:9-19, 1976.
By Hern, W.M.


Laminaria in Abortion: Use in 1368 patients in First Trimester

Rocky Mountain Medical Journal 72:390-395, 1975.


Laminaria, induced fetal demise and misoprostol in late abortion.

Int J Gynecol Obstet 75:279-286, 2001.


Life on the front lines. In Abortion Wars: 1950 – 2000

Rickie Solinger (ed.). Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1997.

Long-term Risks of Induced Abortion

In Gynecology and Obstetrics, Chapter 63, J.W. Sciarra, Ed., Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott, 1982

Microethnodemographic techniques for field workers studying small groups.

In The Comparative Analysis of Human Societies, Emilio Moran (Ed.). Boulder: Lynn Reiner Publishers, 1995.

Mid-trimester Abortion

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

Misoprostol as an adjunctive medication in late surgical abortion.

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 88:327-328, 2005


Multiple Laminaria Treatment in Early Mid-trimester Outpatient Suction Abortion

W. Hern and A. Oakes. Advances in Planned Parenthood 12:93-97, 1977