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Definition and causes

A pregnancy is not always wanted, or there may be circumstances surrounding the pregnancy, for example. malformations in the fetus that makes a woman does not want to complete the pregnancy. In such cases the woman can choose to have an abortion.

In Denmark you can until the end of 12 gestation week have an abortion, whatever the reason for this may be. After the end of 12 week it may still be provoked abortion, but not on the woman's desire alone.

In the case of acute conditions of the woman who makes that she can lose their lives, a doctor can decide to abort if it increases a woman's chances of survival. This is calledmedicalindication.

Additionally, there can be a example social circumstances that the woman can not take care of her child, genetic defects in the fetus, or ethical issues (such as. Rape) that makes them for pregnancy interruption. In such cases, sought special permission.

There are two approaches to provoked abortion:Medicalandsurgical.

By provoked abortion of fetuses of up to 9 weeks, the medical abortion consist of ingestion of a preparation, to counteract one of the hormones that maintain pregnancy. This can cause a haemorrhage. About two days after a stikpille given to the configuration of the vagina that causes the uterus to pull together so that the timber itself.

Fetuses up to 12 weeks can be removed surgically. Here is the woman stunned. The procedure can be performed by the embryo is sucked out, or you can expand the cervix and then scrape out the fetus.

After 12th week and purposes, including medical abortion. The strategy is the same as above beskrevede method, albeit using higher doses of vefremkaldende substances, possibly. supplemented with a synthetic version of a hormone that normally induces labor pains.

Complications of provoked abortion

Like other surgery is the surgical abortion risk for complications. These include damage to the uterus, because the instruments can go through the uterine wall, and the risk of both bleeding and infection.

Rhesus-negative women to have anti-rhesus D to avoid rhesusimmunisering and subsequent complications, if she bears a rhesus-positive child.




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