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Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks. It is the ending of pregnancy by removing a foetus or embryo before it can survive outside the uterus. An abortion that occurs spontaneously is also known as a miscarriage. An abortion may be caused purposely and is then called an induced abortion.   TYPES OF ABORTION There are two main types of abortion and they are; (i)   SpontaneousAbortion(ii)Induced Abortion   Spontaneous Abortion is an unintentional abortion caused as a result of faulty development of embryo, abnormality of placenta, hormonal disturbances, acute infection, severe trauma or shock. It is commonly called miscarriage.   Induced Abortion is the intentional removal of foetus. Induced abortion can either be surgical or medical. (a) Medical Abortion: This is the abortion done or induced with the use if one or more pills (b) Surgical Abortion: This form involves… Read More »ABORTION

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