Abortion

An abortion is a procedure to end a pregnancy. It can be done two different ways:

  • Medication abortion, which uses medicines to end the pregnancy. It is sometimes called a "medical abortion" or "abortion with pills."
  • Procedural abortion, a procedure to remove the pregnancy from the uterus. It is sometimes called a "surgical abortion."

If you are thinking of having an abortion, talk with your health care provider. Your provider can explain how the procedures are done, as well as the risks and benefits of each.

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  1. Abortion (National Library of Medicine)  
    An abortion is a procedure to end a pregnancy. It can be done two different ways: Medication abortion, which uses medicines to end the pregnancy. It is sometimes called a "medical abortion" or "abortion with pills." Procedural abortion, a procedure ...
  2. Miscarriage (National Library of Medicine)  
    A miscarriage is an unexpected loss of pregnancy before the 20th week of pregnancy. Most miscarriages happen very early in the pregnancy, often before ...
  3. A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called ...
  4. Medical abortion is the use of medicine to end an undesired pregnancy. The medicine helps remove the fetus and ... womb (uterus). There are different types of medical abortions: Therapeutic medical abortion is done because the woman ...
  5. Surgical abortion is a procedure that ends an undesired pregnancy by removing the fetus and placenta from the mother's womb (uterus). Surgical abortion is not the same as miscarriage . Miscarriage is ...
  6. ... is possible, the condition is called a "threatened abortion." (This refers to a natural event that is not due to a medical or surgical abortion.) Miscarriage is common. Small falls, injuries or stress ...
  7. More About Medical Abortion Some women prefer the use of medicines to terminate a pregnancy because: It may be used in early pregnancy. ...
  8. Abortion Care (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)  
    Abortion/Learn More ... Abortion ... American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ... Induced abortion ends a pregnancy with medication or a medical procedure.
  9. Pregnancy Choices: Raising the Baby, Adoption, and Abortion (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)  
    Your values, beliefs, age, health, current situation, and future goals all may play a role in your decision. ... Abortion/Learn More ... Abortion ... American College ...
  10. You have had a surgical abortion. This is a procedure that ends pregnancy by removing the fetus and placenta from your womb (uterus).
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