Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy before childbirth using medical abortion pills or a sugical procedure. Your treatment options will depend on how many weeks the pregnancy is, your medical suitability and your personal choice.
Abortion is very common, and people have abortions for many different reasons. Only you know what’s best for you, but good information and support can really help you make the decision that is best for your own health and well-being.
Millions of people face unplanned pregnancies every year, and about 4 out of 10 of them decide to get an abortion. Some people with planned pregnancies also get abortions because of health or safety reasons. Around 56 million abortions are performed each year in the world, with about 45% done unsafely.