abortion

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Definition

Termination of pregnancy due to the process started spontaneously (spontaneous abortion) or a deliberate termination of an unintended pregnancy, or a pregnancy that threatens the life or health of the pregnant woman, including her social and mental well-being (induced abortion).

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Source(s)

(1) World Health Organization – WHO (2012). Safe Abortion: Technical and Policy Guidance for Health Systems;

(2) CEDAW Committee (2014). Summary of the Inquiry concerning the Philippines under Article 8 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

 

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1040