therapeutic abortion


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therapeutic abortion

n.
1. Any of various procedures resulting in the termination of a pregnancy by a physician.
2. Any of various procedures resulting in the termination of a pregnancy in order to save the life of the mother, preserve her health, or prevent the birth of a severely ill or deformed infant.
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Noun1.therapeutic abortion - a legally induced abortion for medical reasons (as when the mother's life is threatened)
induced abortion - a deliberate termination of pregnancy
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Similarly, in a study conducted in Thailand mean duration of hospital stay following therapeutic abortions was 2.
In Doe, a challenge to Georgia's 1968 law on therapeutic abortion, lawyers for the plaintiffs argued that even the "reformed" procedures based on the ALI model code were unconstitutionally burdensome.
By analyzing the reproductive items in our survey, the most striking element is the extremely high approval rate of prenatal screening; moreover, they considered that the physician has a duty to recommend therapeutic abortion (both statements having a median value of 10).
Calling attention to the abortions had by seduced and abandoned good girls and poor married woman, modern abortion narratives defended the practice of abortion in certain, extreme cases, anticipating the 1960s reform movement, which, years later, would tell similar stories in support of liberalizing America's therapeutic abortion laws.
One of our patients declined therapy and had no follow-up, eight had normal spontaneous vaginal delivery, while five had therapeutic abortion and two had cesarean section.
But in the vast majority, one therapeutic abortion did not come up as a risk factor.
The acceptance of therapeutic abortion law in Iran was the result of a realistic approach to mothers' health.
I strongly suggest immediate induced therapeutic abortion, counseling services and maintenance of confidentiality," she said.
The Court found that these different aspects of private life were implicated in the case of therapeutic abortion and that the government has a positive obligation "to secure the physical integrity of mothers-to-be.
Normally, we use an effective dose of 10 rem to the fetus during the first 6 weeks postconception as a threshold dose to consider recommendation for therapeutic abortion.
Therapeutic abortion of foetuses with the disease is also unlikely to become legal for the same reasons.
There were also 4,199 therapeutic abortion episodes (17 percent); 3,087 spontaneous abortion episodes (13 percent); 322 ectopic pregnancy episodes (1 percent); 89 still birth episodes (< 1 percent); 28 trophoblastic pregnancy episodes (<1 percent); and nine episodes (<1 percent) ending in both a live birth and a stillbirth (in multiple gestations where one twin died).