A first trimester surgical abortion may include Manual Aspiration and/or Suction Curettage
A manual aspiration abortion can be done within 1-3 weeks after a missed period. A syringe is inserted and used to remove the embryo from the lining of the uterus.
This type of abortion is also known as a D&E (dilation and evacuation) and is performed up until 12 weeks of pregnancy. This is the most common type of abortion. The woman’s cervix is dilated and the fetus is removed by a suction device that is inserted into the uterus. A curette may also be used to scrape any remaining fetal parts out of the uterus. It is also called Vacuum Curettage.
The number of women who have complications is small, but they may include:
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