The term abortion comes from the Latin abortus , past participle of aborīrī (with the same meaning as in Spanish ) and this, in turn, composed of ab- (‘from’, ‘from’) + oriri (‘get up’, ‘get out “, “Appear”). Its meaning is failure by interruption or maladjustment of a process or activity.
Abortion as an abortion
Abortion , such as interruption and premature termination of pregnancy, may refer to:
- Induced abortion , such as voluntary abortion ( IVE ), which can be practiced in two ways:
- Abortion with medication or non-surgical abortion ;
- Surgical abortion ;
- Therapeutic abortion or indirect abortion ; Usually performed as a surgical abortion ;
- Miscarriage or natural miscarriage , for causes not intentionally caused or as an indirect consequence of blows or injuries.
- Specific fetal death when the gestational age is greater than 22 weeks.
- Unsafe abortion when the practice of their conditions endangers the health and life of the pregnant woman.
Philosophical, political and sociological perspective
- Abortion debate
- Legislation on the practice of abortion in the world
- Abortion free
- Opposition to abortion
Abortion by countries