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What Are The Different Types of Abortion?

For women considering abortion, it’s important to understand the different types of abortion,  what’s involved in the process, and the risks associated with each option.

Experiencing an unplanned pregnancy can feel devastating. If you or your partner are not ready to raise a child, we understand the urge you might be feeling to find a solution as soon as possible.

An abortion is a significant life event. Once the procedure has been completed, there’s no turning back. Below is a quick outline detailing the different types of abortion and the risks associated with each.

If you’re considering an abortion, it’s important to understand what’s involved in the process and the risks associated with the procedures.”

Medical Abortion

First is a medical abortion. A medical abortion is more commonly referred to as the abortion pill. The two terms can be used interchangeably. The abortion pill is designed to terminate pregnancies no more than 10 weeks gestation.

Using a combination of the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol, a medical abortion first stops a pregnancy from growing and then causes the uterus to contract in order to end the pregnancy.

Documented risks of a medical abortion include heavy and prolonged bleeding, infection, or an incomplete abortion.

It’s very important to schedule a follow-up visit with your healthcare provider to help mitigate any unpleasant or severe side effects from a medical abortion.

Surgical Abortion

The other type of abortion is a surgical abortion, which requires a visit to a hospital or clinic.

This process begins with dilating the cervix. Once the cervix is dilated, the doctor or healthcare provider will then remove the pregnancy via a vacuum or a tool known as a curette. The curette scrapes the uterine wall to ensure no tissue is left inside.

Risks following a surgical abortion can include severe bleeding, infection, perforation of the uterus, damage to the cervix, or scar tissue on the uterine wall.

You Have a Choice

If you’re unsure whether an abortion is the right decision for your pregnancy, talking through the options available can help.

Our professionally trained medical staff are here to provide accurate education so you feel empowered by your freedom to choose.

Dealing with a crisis is always easier when you have friends supporting you along the way. Call 706-432-9554 to schedule a free, completely confidential pre-abortion assessment. You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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