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Termination of pregnancy

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
Synonymous names:Help on this termInduced abortion, abortion
METeOR identifier:Help on this term745843
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 17/12/2021
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The intentional expulsion of a product of conception from the uterus either by medication or instrumentation, with the intention being the death of the embryo or fetus. This includes induction of labour without expectation of fetal survival, for example in the case of severe pre-eclampsia at pre-viable gestations or prolonged rupture of membranes with severe infection.

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Perinatal Mortality NBEDS 2022–23 Health, Standard 17/12/2021

Primary reason for termination of pregnancy Health, Standard 17/12/2021

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