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Incomplete abortion: Expulsion of fetus is incomplete, membranes of placenta is retained, may be intentional or unintentional. Early abortion: Abortion within the first trimester of pregnancy; it necessarily includes the embryonic stage from the moment of conception. Induced abortion: An intentional (willful and deliberate) abortion brought about by mechanical (surgical) or chemical means; necessarily direct. Criminal abortion: Any abortion committed outside the parameter set by law. In the Philippines, abortion in all direct methods is illegal or criminal. Habitual abortion: Three consecutive pregnancies culminating in spontaneous abortion; may indicate need for investigation into underlying causes. Infected abortion: Type of abortion associated with or possibly caused by an infection of the uterus or the genital tract, such as that which is caused by a venereal disease. Septic abortion: Associated with or possibly caused by an infection of the uterus.