Different Abortion Procedure Types

If you are considering abortion for your unexpected pregnancy, it’s important that you understand the different abortion procedure types so you know what to expect. We can provide you with more detailed information, as well as answer any questions you might have, during an abortion consultation.

Medical Abortion

The medical abortion is also known as the abortion pill and can be taken up until the 10th week of pregnancy. The pill is taken in two doses. The first drug is called mifepristone and is typically taken at a doctor’s office. The second drug, misoprostol, is usually taken at home. This medication must be prescribed by a doctor and should never be purchased online.

Surgical Abortion

There are several different surgical abortion procedure types:

Suction Aspiration

Also called suction curettage, or vacuum aspiration abortion, this procedure is performed during the first 6 to 16 weeks of gestation. This procedure generally involves a local anesthetic in addition to surgical instruments used to terminate the pregnancy.

Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)

D&E is another type of procedure that is typically performed in later weeks of pregnancy. It usually requires a few more steps than the suction aspiration procedure, including the insertion of a synthetic dilator the day before the procedure.

Abortion Risks

All of the procedure types have risks and both short and long-term side effects that greatly vary depending on your gestation and health. During an abortion consultation at Pregnancy Options Miami, we can discuss these with you in a compassionate, judgment-free setting. Our goal is to provide you with the most up-to-date information in person so that you feel equipped to make the best decision possible for you.

Abortion is a serious medical procedure, and it’s valuable to take the time to fully understand each procedure and the risks associated with them. Learn more about abortion by scheduling your free abortion consultation at Pregnancy Options Miami today.

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