What Are The Different Types of Abortion?
Abortion procedures are determined by how far along you are in your pregnancy.
According to the FDA, the abortion pill method (a medical abortion) is used to end a pregnancy through 70 days gestation (70 days or less since the first day of a woman’s last menstrual period).
Before the abortion pill became available, early abortions were surgical using the Vacuum Aspiration method. This requires the use of a suction tube to remove the pregnancy and tissue.
The Vacuum Aspiration method can still be used for early surgical abortions. Once the pregnancy is past 14 weeks, a more invasive procedure is required. The abortion provider uses a scraping tool or forceps to remove the larger pregnancy tissue.
Is Abortion Right For Me?
Only you can decide If abortion is the best option for your unplanned pregnancy.
Having an abortion is a major decision with the potential for serious physical and psychological consequences.
Regarding a medical abortion, the Mayo Clinic states, “If you’re considering this procedure, make sure you understand what it entails, side effects, possible risks, complications, and alternatives.”
The risks of a medical abortion include incomplete abortion, heavy and prolonged bleeding, and infection.
The emotional and psychological consequences of a surgical abortion may be greater.
Some women with previous mental health issues report feeling depressed, guilty, shameful, and even suicidal after their abortions.
You need to make sure you are physically and mentally prepared beforehand.
What Should I Do Before My Abortion?
If you’re considering an abortion, verify your pregnancy with another pregnancy test and ultrasound. We offer both of these services at no cost.
Even if you have taken a home pregnancy test, a second test to confirm the results is essential. Our tests are so sensitive that they can possibly detect pregnancy up to a week before your missed period.
Ultrasound provides other critical information such as a gestational date and the location of your pregnancy.
You will also need to be tested for an STI (sexually transmitted infection). An STI can be dangerous to your health if you have an abortion.
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Contact us and schedule an appointment. We’re here to give you truthful and factual information to help you make an empowered decision.