ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 636.21

Illeg ab w pel damag-inc

Diagnosis Code 636.21

ICD-9: 636.21
Short Description: Illeg ab w pel damag-inc
Long Description: Illegally induced abortion, complicated by damage to pelvic organs or tissues, incomplete
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 636.21

Code Classification
  • Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium (630–679)
    • Ectopic and molar pregnancy and other pregnancy with abortive outcome (630-639)
      • 636 Illegally induced abortion

Information for Patients


An abortion is a procedure to end a pregnancy. It uses medicine or surgery to remove the embryo or fetus and placenta from the uterus. The procedure is done by a licensed health care professional.

The decision to end a pregnancy is very personal. If you are thinking of having an abortion, most healthcare providers advise counseling.

  • Abortion - medical
  • Abortion - surgical
  • Abortion - surgical - aftercare
  • Ending pregnancy with medications

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