When is an abortion done?
Abortion is most commonly performed between the 6th and 12th week of pregnancy, counted from the first day of the woman’s last menstrual period (4 – 10 weeks after conception). Abortion may also be performed after the 12th week.
How is an abortion performed?
The method used for abortion depends on the gestation (age) of the foetus, its size and the risk of complications to the mother.
Are there any possible physical effects?
Although some women appear to experience minimal problems, abortion may be followed by serious long term physical and psychological side effects.
Are there any other risks of Abortion?
Abortion may increase risk levels in future pregnancies. Some women experience strong negative emotions after abortion.
Are there any other options?
You have the legal right to choose the outcome of your pregnancy. But real empowerment comes when you find the resources and inner strength necessary to make your best choice. Here are some other options.
The Morning After Pill and RU486?
What is the difference between the Morning After Pill and RU486? How do they work? What do I need to know?