What Are The Different Types of Abortion?

There are two types of abortion: medication and surgical. The number of days you’ve been pregnant determines the abortion method.

The FDA has approved medication abortion only up to 70 days of pregnancy. After 70 days, you may have to have a surgical procedure.

Medication Abortion

The abortion pill is a medication abortion method because it uses two drugs to terminate a pregnancy. The first drug blocks the uterus from absorbing the progesterone hormone a pregnancy needs to survive. The second drug causes bleeding and contractions to expel the pregnancy from the body.

Risks include incomplete abortion, heavy and prolonged bleeding, and infection, among other health concerns.

Surgical Abortion

Surgical abortions involve several medical instruments, depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy. An early surgical abortion uses Vacuum Aspiration, which sucks the pregnancy from your body.

The later your pregnancy, the more instruments are used, such as scraping tools or forceps, to remove more significant parts.

Risks of a surgical abortion include damage to the cervix, perforation of the uterus, or infection.

What Should I Do Before My Abortion?

If you’re considering abortion, you likely have a lot of questions. Are you wondering how abortion will affect you emotionally, or if you have other options? Before you schedule your abortion, get a no-cost evaluation first.

At Sienna Women’s Health, you can get a no-cost pregnancy test and ultrasound to determine the number of days you’ve been pregnant. Ultrasound also verifies your pregnancy. We can talk about your options too.

Is Abortion Right For Me?

You, and only you, can decide if abortion is the right choice. No one should ever force you to make a decision you do not want to make.

The best way to determine if abortion is the answer is to learn about your other options. You can choose between having an abortion, creating an adoption plan, or parenting. You would be surprised at the many resources available to you.

Set up a no-cost, non-judgmental options consultation at Sienna Women’s Health. Our goal is to ensure every woman, like you, feels confident to make an informed decision regarding her pregnancy following her visit with us.

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