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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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BARRANTES FREER, Alonso; JIMENEZ RODRIGUEZ, Milena; ROJAS MENA, Betzabé  and  VARGAS GARCIA, Ana. Embarazo y aborto en adolescentes. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2003, vol.20, n.1, pp.80-102. ISSN 2215-5287.

Abortion is a complex topic, because there is not an accepted definition fur all the human ways of thinking. Abortion may occur under many circunstance like it is considerer in this essay: ethic, moral, religious, medical, and legal. The lack of consensus makes abortion be very controversial and gives it a great world interest because it's the duality between two big rights: the right of life and the free election rights. Nevertheless, from the technical and medical point of view, there exists a better consensus in definition of the different types of abortion, procedures and criteria fur its treatment, guidance and practice.

Keywords : Abortion; young girl; morbimortality; children pregnancy; abortive techniques; complications; life wrights; free election wrights.

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