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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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[USA], May 13 (ANI): Women have almost twice the risk of severe complications in surgically induced abortion, which is otherwise a low-risk procedure, if their physician performs the procedure infrequently, claimed researchers.
Since it first appeared in 2013 Complications has been internationally recognized as an encyclopedic and authoritative account of the physiological, psychological and spiritual consequences of induced abortion for women's health, and the health of their subsequent children.
Induced abortion is used around the world to terminate unwanted pregnancies.
Objective: To evaluate Turkish nursing students' attitudes towards voluntary induced abortion.
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Intrauterine adhesions (IUA) following an induced abortion are rare, but risk increases when surgical evacuation is involved, according to a study published online March 13 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
"Future research should explore the mechanisms for intergenerational induced abortion," according to the study authors.
Over one million pregnancies result in induced abortion in the United States each year [1].
Four hundred and twenty-nine (29.8%) had ever had an unwanted pregnancy; 26.5 % singles and 32.3 % married while 347 (24.1%) had ever had an induced abortion; 21.5% of sexually active singles and 26.0 % of married respondents.
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.
World Health Organization defines abortion as expulsion or extraction of a fetus weighing 1000 grams approximately, equivalent to 28weeks of gestation or as termination before 24 weeks of gestation with no evidence of life.1 Worldwide abortions are categorized differently, which may include spontaneous and induced abortion.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.