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).

Additional notes and information

The conditions under which abortion is legally permitted differ from country to country. In some countries, access is highly restricted; in others, pregnancy termination is available on broad medical and social grounds, such as pregnancy being a result of rape or incest, where serious malformation of the foetus is medically diagnosed, or on request, the latter recognising the women’s free choice in matters related to reproduction.