induced abortion

A surgical or medicinal procedure that terminates a pregnancy by removing the fetus; a therapeutic abortion. It is a non-contraceptive form of birth control.

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  • induced abortion — abortion brought on intentionally; called also artificial or therapeutic a …   Medical dictionary

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  • Self-induced abortion — A self induced abortion (or self induced miscarriage) is an abortion performed by the pregnant woman herself outside the recognized medical system. Although the term can include abortions induced through legal, over the counter medication, it… …   Wikipedia

  • Abortion in the United States — has been legal in every state since the United States Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, on January 22, 1973. Prior to Roe , there were exceptions to the abortion ban in at least 10 states; Roe established that a woman has a right to self… …   Wikipedia

  • Abortion in the Czech Republic — is legally allowed up to 12 weeks of pregnancy, with medical indications up to 24 weeks of pregnancy, in case of grave problems with fetus at any time. Those performed for medical indications are covered by public health insurance, but, otherwise …   Wikipedia

  • Abortion in Italy — became legal in May 1978, when Italian women were granted the right to terminate a pregnancy, upon request, during the first 90 days. Although a proposal to repeal the law was considered in a 1981 national referendum, it was rejected by nearly… …   Wikipedia

  • abortion — abor·tion /ə bȯr shən/ n 1: the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus; esp: the medical procedure of inducing expulsion of a human fetus to terminate a pregnancy 2: the crime of …   Law dictionary

  • Abortion in India — has been legal since 1971. Contents 1 Legal status 2 Sex selective abortion 3 Indications for early medical abortion 3.1 General condition to be fulfilled …   Wikipedia

  • Abortion in Japan — has had a varied history. Japanese documents show records of induced abortion from as early as the 12th century. It was legal during the Edo period for the peasant class, who had difficulties with the recurrent famines and high taxation of the… …   Wikipedia

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