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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.

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  1. Abortion (National Library of Medicine)  
    An abortion is a procedure to end a pregnancy. It uses medicine or surgery to remove the embryo or ... personal. If you are thinking of having an abortion, most healthcare providers advise counseling.
  2. Miscarriage (National Library of Medicine)  
    A miscarriage is the loss of pregnancy from natural causes before the 20th week of pregnancy. Most miscarriages occur very early in the pregnancy, often ...
  3. Abortion - spontaneous; Spontaneous abortion; Abortion - missed; Abortion - incomplete; Abortion - complete; Abortion - inevitable; Abortion - infected; Missed abortion; Incomplete ...
  4. Therapeutic medical abortion; Elective medical abortion; Induced abortion; Nonsurgical abortion
  5. Suction curettage; Surgical abortion; Elective abortion - surgical; Therapeutic abortion - surgical ... Surgical abortion uses a vacuum to remove the fetus and related pregnancy material from the uterus. The procedure is ...
  6. Threatened miscarriage; Threatened spontaneous abortion; Abortion - threatened; Threatened abortion ... is possible, the condition is called a "threatened abortion." (This refers to a naturally occurring event, not ...
  7. Their Right to an Abortion, Your Right to Know (American Academy of Pediatrics)  
    ... Size Email Print Share Their Right to an Abortion, Your Right to Know Article Body Only a handful of states grant minors access to abortion without their parents’ knowledge or permission. The majority ...
  8. Induced Abortion (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) - PDF  
    What is an induced abortion? When a procedure is done or medication is taken to end a pregnancy, it is called an induced abortion. What is a first-trimester abortion? A first- trimester abortion can be performed up ...
  9. Pregnancy Choices: Raising the Baby, Adoption, and Abortion (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) - PDF  
    ... is financial help available? • If I am considering abortion, what should I know about my state’s laws? • What happens during an abortion procedure? • What are the different types of abortion ...
  10. Abortion in the U.S.: Utilization, Financing, and Access (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation) - PDF  
    Abortion in the U.S.: Utilization, Financing, and Access June 2008 Approximately one-fifth (19%) of the 6. ... greater risk of breast cancer.21,22,23 Abortion Financing The cost of an abortion varies depending ...
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