Term: Induced Abortion

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-11-05


A pregnancy that is intentionally terminated early, using either a surgical procedure or medication. In Heaman et al. (2012), an induced abortion was determined by the ICD-9-CM codes of 635 or 636 or the ICD-10-CA codes of O04 or O05.

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  • Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)