There are two main types of abortion: Medical and Surgical. Depending on the type of abortion, risks can vary. Some risks associated with both a Medical and Surgical Abortion are:

  • Abnormal heavy, and prolonged bleeding
  • Fever
  • Infection

What Is a Medical Abortion?

A medical abortion is a process that utilizes a medication regimen to end a pregnancy. The medications used are called mifepristone and misoprostol.

  • Mifepristone works by blocking an essential hormone to pregnancy called progesterone. When this medication is activated, it thins the uterine walls detaching the fetus from this organ.
  • Misoprostol works by causing contractions that release pregnancy tissue from the uterus.

What are the Specific Risks of a Medical abortion?

The Mayo Clinic lists the following as risks associated with a medical abortion procedure:

  • Incomplete abortion
  • Ongoing pregnancy
  • Ongoing and heavy bleeding
  • Infection and fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

What Is a Surgical Abortion?

A surgical abortion is an invasive process that removes pregnancy tissue through operation methods such as using a curettage, vacuum aspiration, and other surgical tools. Depending on the stage of pregnancy, either a D&C (Dilation and curettage) or a D&E (Dilation and Evacuation) will be chosen and performed.

What Are the Specific Risks of a Surgical Abortion?

According to the Mayo Clinic, the following are risks associated with a surgical abortion procedure:

  • Uterine perforation
  • Cervix damage
  • Scar tissue development on the uterine wall
  • Infection

Who Can I Speak With?

If you would like to become informed on all your options and what is best for your health and safety, please contact us.

Here at Greene Pregnancy Center, we provide you with the peace of mind you deserve while moving forward. We offer free, confidential appointments at your convenience.

We support you no matter who you are or your decision—your journey matters. You matter. We would be honored to be a part of that journey and to care for you during this unplanned season.

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