Surgical abortion is a medical procedure to physically remove the fetus from the uterus and terminate a pregnancy. The main types of surgical abortion procedures are Vacume aspiration abortion, dilation and evacuation abortion, dilation and extraction and hysterotomy
A surgical abortion is more effective than a medical abortion and has a lower risk of an incomplete procedure. The type of surgical abortion a woman has depends on how long it’s been since her last period. Aspiration or suction aspiration, suction curettage, or vacuum aspiration is a surgical abortion procedure for first anf second trimester pregnancy termination.
Dilation and evacuation surgical abortion is used for second and third trimester pregnancy termination and involves a inserting a dilator inside your cervix after which a cannula is used to remove the uterus tissue. A curette is used to scrap any tissue whilst a suction to make sure the contents are completely removed.
The dilation and extraction procedure for third trimester pregnancy termination it is also known as D & X, Intact D & X, Intrauterine Cranial Decompression, and Partial Birth Abortion. A laminaria is inserted vaginally to dilate the cervix. Forceps and a suction catheter are used to remove the uterus tissue