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abortion by Mind Map: abortion

1. Definition :

1.1. The expulsion of the products of conception before the embryo or fetus is viable.

1.2. The ending of pregnancy by removing a fetus or embryo before it can survive outside the uterus.

2. The most controversial and intractable issue in health care ethics is abortion.

3. Types :

3.1. 1-Spontaneous abortion (Miscarriage)

3.1.1. the fetus cannot survive) before the 20th week of pregnancy

3.2. 2-Recurrent spontaneous abortion

3.2.1. occurrence of three or more consecutive losses of clinically recognized pregnancies prior to the 20th week of gestation

3.3. 3-Therapeutic Abortion

3.3.1. This procedure is performed to preserve the health or life of the mother.

3.4. 4-Elective (Induced) Abortion

3.4.1. procedure intended to terminate a suspected or known intrauterine pregnancy

4. Ethical consideration for abortion:

5. Methods of conducting abortions:

5.1. 1-Suction (Vaccum Aspiration) abortion

5.1.1. Most 1st abortions in North America & United Kingdom

5.2. 2-Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) abortion

5.2.1. Used for 2nd trimester abortions

5.3. 3-Salt Poisoning abortion

5.3.1. Used after 16 weeks


5.4.1. Used to abort mid and later term pregnancies


5.5.1. Premature delivery of a com induced via various means, the objective being to deliver a premature baby that is not uterus