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medical abortion

n.
Induced termination of a pregnancy by the use of medication rather than surgical procedures.
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Another severe risk overlooked by at-home medical abortions is ectopic pregnancy.
Texas women will be able to obtain medical abortions later into their pregnancies under newly approved changes by the federal Food and Drug Administration.
Women on Web has supported more than 45,000 women obtaining access to safe medical abortions.
A prospective, randomized, placebo-control trial on the use of mifepristone with sublingual or vaginal misoprostol for medical abortions of less than 9 weeks gestation.
Two scientific studies led by researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet are expected to form the basis of new international recommendations for the treatment of medical abortions and miscarriages.
In addition, these laws force (4) women with pregnancies of forty-nine to sixty-three days of gestation to undergo surgical abortions when medical abortions would be equally appropriate.
Though the Belfast clinic is only allowed to induce abortions under limited circumstances with a pill until nine weeks, choice activists expect the clinic to offer medical abortions in the future.
abortion rate leveled out between 2005 and 2008, the number of early medical abortions increased over the same period, according to a new report.
Medical abortions also might account for increasing rates of very early abortions.
Abortion was banned in 2006, after more than 100 years of legal medical abortions. Now, women face from four to eight years in prison if they have an abortion.
(3) In 2006, around 56% of all abortions were at less than seven weeks and 21.8% of these early abortions were medical abortions with mifepristone and misoprostol.
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