Abortion types include surgical and medical abortion including subtypes for each of the two main abortion procedures. An abortion is the intentional termination of a pregnancy before birth. One in three women in the world will have an abortion in their lifetime.
Before having an abortion it is critical that you have an ultrasound to check how many weeks pregnant you are. The length of your pregnancy (first, second or third trimester) determines the type of abortion procedure that will be carried out to terminate the pregnancy
Some women may be certain they want to have an abortion, while others may find it more difficult to make a decision. The decision to have an abortion is yours alone. But all women requesting an abortion should be offered the opportunity to discuss their options and choices with, and receive support from, a trained pregnancy counsellor.
Surgical abortion is a medical procedure to physically remove the fetus from the uterus and terminate a pregnancy
Vacume aspiration abortion, dilation and evacuation abortion, dilation and extraction and hysterotomy
Medical abortion is the use of the abortion pill to terminate a pregnancy in the first and second trimester
Mifepristone is used to block the hormone progesterone and misoprostol to contract the uterus and expell the fetus
Depending on pregnancy gestation difference types of abortion types are used to terminate a pregnancy
Medical abortion is used for first and second trimester. Sugical abortion for second and third trimester