What are the different methods of abortion?

Kristen Mark
Kristen Mark on behalf of Good In Bed
There are two types. A medication abortion only can be used early in a pregnancy, within 49 and 63 days. It typically uses one medication to block the hormone that produces the uterine lining; a second medication softens the cervix and causes the uterus to empty. This likely results in heavy bleeding. The vacuum-aspiration method uses moderate suction through a tube inserted through the cervix into the uterus, causing the uterus to empty. The procedure can take up to 20 minutes, not counting an exam and recovery.

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