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Abortion- Dilation and curettage

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Abortion is the natural or artificially induced miscarriage of a fetus, usually in the first trimester. The uterine lining and the contents of the aborted uterus need to be cleaned so that infection cannot occur. The surgical method to achieve this cleaning of the internal uterine contents by scooping and scraping is known as the dilation and curettage of the uterus.