induced abortion

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in·duced abortion

(ĭn-do͞ost′, -dyo͞ost′)
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Noun1.induced abortion - a deliberate termination of pregnancy
abortion - termination of pregnancy
feticide, aborticide - the act of destroying a fetus
therapeutic abortion - a legally induced abortion for medical reasons (as when the mother's life is threatened)
suction curettage, vacuum aspiration - a method of induced abortion; prior to the 14th week of gestation the embryo and placenta are removed by applying suction to the dilated cervix
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Teen induced abortion may be influenced by factors at the individual, family, peer and community levels.
Keywords: contraception, female hairdressers, apprentices, induced abortion
Direct and indirect methods were applied to calculate the incidence of MR and induced abortion.
She said induced abortion was an intentional termination of a pregnancy and is illegal in Pakistan yet it was frequently performed in a haphazard, slipshod, illegal, secretive or deceptive manner by skilled and unskilled personnel in unhygienic conditions threatening the life and health of the women involved.
Viewing induced abortion through a gender lens would mean examining how gender and social status influence women's exposure to an unwanted or mistimed pregnancy; their ability to make decisions to continue with or terminate the pregnancy; their access to appropriate, affordable, safe, and quality abortion services.
2 Induced abortion may be divided into legal (on therapeutic basis) or illegal.
1) Recommendations for infection prophylaxis in miscarriage management have been extrapolated from the abundance of data for induced abortion, since the surgical procedure is the same for both.
Our data support the hypothesis that an induced abortion can adversely influence a woman's subsequent risk of breast cancer.
The adverse impact of legally induced abortion on society is apparent, with major demographic and social changes.
The Population Council and the Guttmacher Institute collected data through two quantitative surveys and several qualitative methods, including surveys of 266 health facilities and 102 healthcare professionals; indepth interviews of 44 women who had an induced abortion in the past six months; and ten focus groups of women to gain an understanding of community norms regarding abortion and postabortion care.
Methods: All cases of complicated induced abortion seen over a 5 year period were reviewed.