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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ensuring the excuse of "therapeutic abortion" was not abused,
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Therapeutic abortion for the purpose of preserving the woman's mental health is explicitly recognised in the laws of 23 countries around the world, including Colombia.
Majority of the women underwent induced abortions 21.21% (including therapeutic abortions) for varied reasons.
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).
With this old justification for therapeutic abortions gone and new medical dilemmas at hand--namely, a rubella epidemic and new research linking the morning sickness drug Thalidomide to birth defects--controversy erupted amongst the medical community as doctors entered into new debates about the conditions under which they would perform legal therapeutic abortions (Luker 66-91).
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.
In recent years, legalized and therapeutic abortion seems to have reduced illegal abortions in Iran (26).
"I strongly suggest immediate induced therapeutic abortion, counseling services and maintenance of confidentiality," she said.
In Tysiac, the European Court of Human Rights found Poland in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights for failure to allow access to a therapeutic abortion. Id.
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. The overall discussion about pregnancy and radiation dose is not consistent, and in fact, the authors seem to switch between effective dose and organ dose with significant errors.