Faqs about abortion

Abortion is one of the main topics and talking about it can be difficult. Its important to know that answers about lot of questions can have in your mind about it.

There are several myths but you have right to know the facts. There are few common questions which will help you know about facts about abortion.

Is abortion safe?

Yes its fafe that there are less than 1% women who have complications.

 Does abortion hurt?

In many women, abortion feels such as menstrual cramps. But the doctors gave painkillers to suppress the pain.

In the future, will I be able to have children?

There is myth that abortion causes infertility. Another myth is that more number of abortions she has more infertile she becomes. But you can now have children in future.

How early can I have abortion?

Its advisable to get abortions as early as possible. Early abortions are easier and safer. Most of abortions are performed during 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Does abortion increase risk of breast cancer?

Induced abortion does not increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer.

What is medication abortion?

It’s a process in which medication is used to end pregnancy. Abortion pills are given causes cramping and bleeding for various hours. Bleeding is said that have large blood clots and flow to be heavy.

How old should a person be to have an abortion without parental consent?

In the majority of places, a person needs to be above 18 years of age to get an abortion without parental consent.

What is a difference between medical and surgical abortion?

Medical abortion involves abortion pills are two drugs such as Mifepristone, which is taken in the doctor’s office and Misoprostol, which is taken between 24 hours to 48 hours later. Mifepristone breaks down uterine lining and Misoprostol contracts uterus and empties it.

Surgical abortions are of two types. First-trimester surgical process is usually performed up to 12 weeks after the last period.

Patient is given mioprostol at doctor’s office for opening the cervix. Cervix is cleaned and numbed and later dilated with metal rod. Narrow flexible tube is inserted to uterus and fetal tissues are removed using suction.

Other is later term surgical abortion that can be done upto 24 weeks. Process is similar to first trimester abortion except thin rods are inserted into cervix to open. A combination of instruments and method that fetal tissues are removed away from uterus.

How long does the medical abortion take?

The first pill is given at doctor’s office and second is taken between 24 to 48 hours. 2 to 5 hours after consuming second pill, heavy bleeding to start.

What are the complications of medical abortion that can arise?

Medical abortion complications are very rare which can be excessive bleeding where you can now change around 4 pads in 2 hours, infection involves fever and chills more than 4 hours, birth defects if pregnancy is not terminated or incomplete abortion is a surgical abortion needed to end up the pregnancy.

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