What Are The Different Types of Abortion?

Abortion procedures are determined by the number of weeks you’ve been pregnant. Are you confident you know an accurate date? If not, we encourage you to get an ultrasound examination. There are two types of abortion: medical and surgical.

Medical Abortion

Medical or chemical abortion can only be performed if you’ve been pregnant for 10 weeks or less. The abortion pill is a form of medical abortion. It requires you to take two powerful drugs.

Healthy pregnancies need a hormone called progesterone to stay attached to the uterine wall and grow. The first drug in the abortion pill method blocks the production of progesterone so the pregnancy can no longer stay attached. The second drug starts contractions so your body expels the pregnancy.

Surgical Abortion

A surgical abortion is performed in a clinic. The type of surgery you have is determined by the number of weeks you’ve been pregnant. Surgeries range from a vacuum aspiration to removing pregnancy tissue by scraping the uterine wall or using forceps.

Because surgical abortions are more invasive, they have much greater risks. To learn more about procedures, side effects, and potential risks, take a closer look at the Abortion Option.

Is Abortion Right For Me?

Our peer counselors will be happy to talk with you about your current situation and what option would be best for you. Only you can decide to have an abortion. No one can force you.

We promise to be a caring, non-judgmental, and safe place to talk about your unplanned pregnancy. Sometimes you just need somewhere to vent your frustration and express your fears. Come to Care Net because we’re here for you.

What Should I Do Before My Abortion?

Before you choose to have an abortion, make sure you have as much information about your pregnancy as possible. A free pregnancy test at Care Net will confirm you’re pregnant. If the test is positive, your next step is to have an ultrasound.

If you’ve miscarried there isn’t any need to make an abortion appointment. Learning how far along you are, helps in determining what type of procedure you might qualify for.

Get truthful, accurate information about abortion procedures, side effects, and potential risks before you decide. We want you to be empowered to choose the option that’s best for you.