A case of illegal pregnancy termination by an adolescent girl

Ariel Timy, Dwiana Ocviyanti

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The aim of this study was to assess the biological, psychological, and social aspects of abortus provocatus. A 17-year-old adolescent from Makassar, Indonesia, presented to Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital with a chief complaint of a 4-month history of late menstruation. Although the patient was unaware that she was pregnant, the result of a pregnancy test was positive. The patient visited Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital to avoid family and neighbors in Makassar. She was then diagnosed with late intrauterine fetal death of a singleton pregnancy at gestational week 18. From information obtained from her family, the patient’s mother was angry and disappointed about the unplanned pregnancy. The patient denied having an abortion. Pregnancy is complicated by biopsychological and social factors, especially among adolescents. Termination of an unknown or unplanned pregnancy is considered a criminal act.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationObstetric and Gynecology Case Report
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781536167122
ISBN (Print)9781536167115
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • Abortus provocatus
  • Adolescent pregnancy


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