Abortion Debate Glossary

30 Abortion terms

Formally put an end to a system, practice, or institution.
Example: Foucault emphasizes that the aim of these new moral codes was not to ABOLISH all forms of sexuality, but instead to preserve health and procreation.
fr: abolir
Carry out or undergo the abortion of a fetus.
Example: A woman can exercise her right to ABORT her foetus (pre-viability) for any reason, unlike the English position where justification is required for abortion.
fr: avorter
The deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.
Example: In fact, any medical discourse discussing 'excessive' female sexual desire, contraception, or ABORTION , innately undermined notions that women were 'naturally' 'passionlessness'.
fr: avortement
An official or legal prohibition.
Example: Regulation of fox numbers in England It is speculation that numbers of animals will increase if a complete BAN on hunting with animals.
fr: interdire
The emergence of a baby or other young from the body of its mother; the start of life as a physically separate being.
Example: Controlling for BIRTH -year cohort effects in a minimum distance estimator flattens the age-related relationship.
fr: naissance
birth control
The practice of preventing unwanted pregnancies, especially by use of contraception.
Example: Also, the evolution of BIRTH CONTROL methods, the development of communication systems and small opportunities in employment gave women increased influence and independence.
fr: contrôle des naissances
birth defect
A physical or biochemical abnormality that is present at birth and that may be inherited or the result of environmental influence.
fr: défaut de naissance
A young human being below the age of puberty or below the legal age of majority.
Example: Traditionally, menopause has signalled the end of the CHILD - bearing years and the "change of life," a time when women might experience a great deal of change, in many ways.
fr: enfant
Prevent (a person or place) from having or using something.
Example: Buddhism often confuse people with veganism, although only a small number of extremely devout Buddhist priests voluntarily DEPRIVE themselves of all animal food.
fr: priver
A physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities.
Example: Social - had social support from his wife and family. was a mobile man and required some help in light of his visual DISABILITY .
fr: invalidité
ectopic pregnancy
A pregnancy in which the fetus develops outside the uterus, typically in a fallopian tube.
Example: Long-term sequelae of PID include infertility, chronic persistent pain, increased incidence of ECTOPIC PREGNANCY , increased further risk of PID, and tuboovarian abscess.
fr: grossesse extra-utérine
An unborn human offspring during the period from approximately the second to the eighth week after fertilization.
Example: The 'six-day-old-EMBRYO ' is said to have looked like a 'raw egg' and when it fell out of the aulÄ?tride, she was not in pain but merely 'surprised'!
fr: embryon
The science of improving a population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics.
Example: 'Race' was used to justify slavery and colonialism, and 'race-science' did this by assuming natural differences, leading to EUGENICS , which caused the working-class 'race' to be controlled.
fr: eugénisme
The fusion of male and female gametes to form a zygote.
Example: FERTILIZATION triggers several important events, including the completion of meiosis in the oocyte arrested in prophase of meiosis I, and the production of a protective chitin eggshell, which gives the embryo an oval shape.
fr: fertilisation
Destruction or abortion of a fetus.
fr: féticide
An unborn or unhatched offspring of a mammal, in particular an unborn human more than eight weeks after conception.
Example: These approaches include L-Dopa, antioxidants, drugs which stimulate dopamine receptors, drugs which block glutamate, drugs which decrease apoptosis, neurotrophins, high-frequency electrical stimulation of the globus pallidus and transplants of neurons from a FETUS , but such treatments have some limitations [3].
fr: fœtus
Make a woman or female animal pregnant.
Example: Another key principle of Conservative social policy was to tackle bureaucratic monopolies and IMPREGNATE social services with greater levels of competition.
fr: imprégner
medical emergency
A serious and unexpected situation involving illness or injury and requiring immediate action.
Example: Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia is not considered a MEDICAL EMERGENCY unlike acute leukaemia and if it is diagnosed early treatment does not usually start immediately.
fr: urgence médicale
The expulsion of a fetus from the womb before it is able to survive independently, especially spontaneously or as the result of accident.
Example: he was offered amniocentesis at nineteen weeks, but as there was a 1% risk of MISCARRIAGE with the procedure anyway, she declined. was delivered by emergency LSCS to his 36-year old mother.
fr: fausse couche
The condition or period of being pregnant.
Example: This study investigates the social and cultural processes underlying the effects of neighborhood context on adolescent outcomes relating to education and teenage PREGNANCY .
fr: grossesse
Unlawful sexual penetration of the vagina, anus, or mouth of another person, by a sex organ, other body part, or foreign object, without the consent of the victim.
Example: Types of violence targeted by MAV include: fighting, domestic violence, RAPE , vandalism, hazing, harassment, hate crimes, homicide and suicide.
fr: violer
right to choose
The moral or legal entitlement of a pregnant woman to make the full and final decision either to give birth to her child or to abort the fetus.
Example: Aspasia had what most women were denied; independence, the ability to converse with the leading men as well as educate them in their oratorical development and the RIGHT TO CHOOSE her lovers.
fr: droit de choisir
right to life
Another term for pro-life.
Example: Both the aggressor and the victim possess the RIGHT TO LIFE , but due to the choice of action by the aggressor this right can be overridden.
fr: droit à la vie
sexual assault
When someone touches any part of another person's body in a sexual way, even through clothes, without that person's consent.
Example: Victims of SEXUAL ASSAULT are greatly disadvantaged in the court; their cases are dealt with in a way that demands greater evidence requirements.
fr: agression sexuelle
teenage pregnancy
A pregnancy that occurs for a woman under the age of 20.
Example: This study investigates the social and cultural processes underlying the effects of neighborhood context on adolescent outcomes relating to education and TEENAGE PREGNANCY .
fr: grossesse chez les adolescentes
Bring to an end.
Example: A positive status could also be used to TERMINATE or refuse the employment of an individual.
fr: mettre fin
The action of terminating something or the fact of being terminated.
Example: Only anticipated future wages and TERMINATION probabilities affect the current behaviour of workers.
fr: résiliation
Of a baby not yet born.
Example: Another element in the relationship between women's right to health and the environment is women's reproductive role in society, which dictates an inextricable link between the health of women and that of their UNBORN children, and consequently the health of the community generally.
fr: à naître
Not prepared for a situation or activity.
fr: pas prêt
Not wanted or no longer desired.
Example: There is also evidence to suggest prostitutes knew how to prevent or terminate UNWANTED pregnancies.
fr: indésirable