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Spontaneous Abortion 

Abortion refers to the voluntary or induced termination of pregnancy generally through the use of surgical procedures or drugs. As a result birth does not take place. While the term also refers to the early termination of a pregnancy by natural causes spontaneous abortion or miscarriage this topic is concerned with induced abortion.

Miscarriage describes the natural or accidental termination of a pregnancy at a stage where the fetus is incapable of surviving. The medical term for Miscarriage is "spontaneous abortion," Miscarriages can occur for many reasons, not all of which can be identified. While miscarriage can result from physical trauma, like exposure to certain chemicals, diseases, or physical blows, they are rarely the cause. A miscarriage usually results from biological defects in the mother or genetic defects in t...


Abortion as related to Miscarriage