Hesperian Health Guides
Chapter 15: Abortion and Complications from Abortion
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Lack of family planning services and lack of information about sex lead to unwanted pregnancy and abortion.
When a woman does something to end a pregnancy, this is called an ‘abortion’. We use the word abortion in this book only to describe an action that is planned. The unplanned, natural loss of a pregnancy we call a ‘miscarriage’.