INTRODUCTION: Aim: Abortion is one of the most common complications of pregnancy. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines abortion, as the fetus being expelled from the uterus under 20 weeks or the discarded fetus weighing less than 500 grams. The aim of the study is to define the causes of medical abortions.
METHODS: The data of 391 medical abortions under 20 weeks between January 2019 and December 2020 were analyzed. Descriptive statistics are used.
RESULTS: In the study, 55.5% of medical abortions were anembryonic, 12.8% spontaneous abortion, 28.4% intra-uterine exitus, 1.8% was due to a baby with chromosomal abnormality, while 1.5% were performed due to maternal chronic disease.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Families should be informed about the causes of abortion. In subsequent pregnancies, they should be directed to tertiary center for diagnosis and treatment.