an interruption of a pregnancy where a foetus lost due to natural causes. There may be disturbance in hormonal activity that leads a person to spontaneous abortion. For concept clarity, also read miscarriage.

SPONTANEOUS ABORTION: "A common cause for a spontaneous abortion is unbalanced hormones."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SPONTANEOUS ABORTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/spontaneous-abortion/ (accessed September 27, 2021).