There are two main types of abortion techniques. Those being:

  • Medical Abortion
  • Surgical Abortion

One may be chosen over the other depending on the pregnancy’s gestational age, your health history, preference, and other medical factors.

Women contemplating an abortion should speak to a trusted professional about all their options so they can make an informed decision with all the facts.

What’s A Medical Abortion?

Medical abortion occurs when a drug combination, known as the abortion pill, is used to terminate a pregnancy.

These medications work to detach the embryo and push it and the pregnancy tissue out through the vagina.

The Mayo Clinic states that risks associated with this procedure include:

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

What’s A Surgical Abortion?

Surgical abortion takes place through an operation. A surgeon uses surgical methods to extract the embryo and pregnancy tissue manually.  There are two types of surgical abortion techniques:

  • Dilation and curettage (D&C)
  • Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)

One will be chosen usually depending on the pregnancy’s gestational age. Some risks associated with a surgical abortion include:

  • Perforation of the uterus
  • Damage to the cervix
  • Scar tissue on the uterine wall
  • Infection

Why You Should Speak To Someone First

Speaking to a trusted provider or local pregnancy center can provide you with more insight into how an abortion can impact certain factors for you, including:

  • Your health
  • Your mental wellness
  • All the options available to you

Because most abortions are outpatient, it’s also important to know what signs and symptoms you should monitor your health for after an abortion. Should a complication arise, you will be responsible for contacting emergency services.

Your health and safety matter. Make sure you receive all the facts before acting.

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