Getting an Abortion: Top 10 Abortion Questions

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Abortion FAQs

Today’s topic of discussion is about abortion. This is really a very sensitive topic and I tried to cover everything I could think about abortion here. But, if you still have questions, do not hesitate to write to me or comment in the box below. I will try to answer all your unanswered queries based on best of my knowledge about the subject. So, let’s start.

What is Abortion?

Abortion simply means ending a pregnancy. If you have had unprotected sex and are showing first symptoms of pregnancy then you could be pregnant. Abortion can sometimes happen by itself and is called a miscarriage however if a woman chooses not to be pregnant, she can opt to abort the pregnancy by getting a surgical procedure done or by taking medicines.

What are first symptoms of pregnancy?

The first symptoms of pregnancy are a missed menstrual period, nausea, fatigue, abdominal cramping, and spotting or light bleeding. If you are noticing any of these signs then you could be pregnant. If you plan not to have a baby, see a doctor and know about types of abortion.

Can I have an abortion at 6 weeks?

Yes, you can have an abortion at 6 weeks. Abortion later than 8 weeks is done through a surgical procedure. However, if you plan to end your pregnancy using medicines, you can safely have an abortion at 6 weeks of pregnancy.

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Are abortions free, if not, what are the charges?

Nothing is free in this world and so are abortions. Based on the procedure, the cost of abortion depends. Abortion though pills will cost less as compared to surgical abortion.

Abortion pictures: Show how abortion is done?

There are 2 ways to terminate a pregnancy, one is using medicines and another is a surgical procedure called Dilation and Evacuation or D&E. In abortion using medicines, you will be advised by your doctor to take medicines twice daily. This will cause heavy bleeding with clots. Once the bleeding stops, the abdomen pain lessens. This abortion procedure usually goes for a day or so and is less costly as compared to the second way.

In a surgical procedure or D&E, the content of the uterus is removed using surgical instruments. You will be hospitalized for 2-3 days for this procedure after which you will be discharged.

If you are looking for abortion pictures to understand how abortion is done surgically then see an example of dilation and evacuation D&E procedure of 25 weeks fetus here:

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Abortion Pictures

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I am showing symptoms of being pregnant, how to terminate pregnancy?

As discussed above, there are 2 ways to terminate pregnancy. One is through medicines with can be done up to 8 weeks and second is through D&E procedure. Your doctor may suggest you go for D&E procedure to end a pregnancy if you are over 9 weeks.

Is surgical abortion safe?

Many couples ask if the surgical abortion safe or not. Surgical Abortion or D&E procedure is safe. You should check with your doctor to know more about surgical abortion’s impacts on your body before you plan to go for it.

Can I conceive later after an early abortion?

Normally there is no problem getting pregnant after an early abortion, however, every human body is different, so it’s best to check with your doctor on the effects of abortion on your body.

I am getting an abortion using an abortion pill

Getting an abortion using an abortion pill is one of the common ways of terminating a pregnancy.

What is Late Term Abortion?

An induced termination of pregnancy (ITOP) or Late Term Abortion is ending or pregnancy at a later stage. A late term abortion is only recommended in some of the medical conditions as it is said that fetus can survive independently even when removed from the uterus. A third-trimester abortion or late term abortion is not legal in most of the countries.

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