Reproductive System & Sexual Disorders: Current Research

Reproductive System & Sexual Disorders: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-038X


Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus as spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus during the first 12 weeks of gestation, induced expulsion of a human fetus, expulsion of a fetus by a domestic animal often due to infection at any time before completion of pregnancy.

There are a number of different methods of abortion. Broadly, there are two types of abortion – medical and surgical. A medical abortion is carried out using medication while a surgical abortion involves a minor operation. There are many reasons why a woman might decide to have an abortion, including: personal circumstances – including risk to the well being of existing children; a health risk to the mother; a high chance the baby will have a serious abnormality – either genetic or physical.

Related Journals of Abortion

Journal of Women's Health Care, Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health, Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Journal of Women's Health, Women and Birth.

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