This website can help answer your questions about fetal growth and development, abortion alternatives and adoption. It was created to fulfill the requirements of SDCL 34-23A-10.4. (South Dakota statute regarding abortion can be found at 34-23A.)
Material at the site is based on reviews of the medical literature on these topics as well as informational web sites of medical organizations and institutions. Sources and references are listed throughout the site.
This site is provided by the South Dakota Department of Health as an informational resource only and is not a substitute for medical care. While the information provided at this site can assist in making informed decisions about pregnancy, it is not intended to be a substitute for prenatal care. Specific questions about pregnancy issues should be directed to your medical provider. The links to other agencies and resources are provided for informational purposes; the Department exercises no control over the content of these sites and linking here does not constitute or imply endorsement or recommendations of those sites, the material contained therein or the sponsoring entities by the State of South Dakota, the South Dakota Department of Health or any of their employees or contractors.
Additionally, the State of South Dakota, the South Dakota Department of Health, and their employees and contractors, assume no legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, data, or process disclosed herein.