In Clinic Abortions:The first and most common form of abortion is referred to as an In-Clinic Abortion. Under the umbrella of an In-Clinic, abortion are two procedures, with over a 99% success rate. The most significant difference between the two is the time frame of the pregnancy. A Suction Abortion, or a vacuum aspiration, is a procedure completed up to 16 weeks after a missed menstruation. This procedure utilizes a gentle suction to empty the uterus. A Dilation and Evacuation, is a procedure that typically occurs after 16 weeks. This procedure, similar to vacuum aspiration, utilizes suction and other medical means to empty the uterus.
Remember to take time for yourself; as always, you are in control: Your Body, Your Decision.According to Planned Parenthood, the procedure begins with a mental health evaluation and a physical evaluation. Then, a process, similar to an annual pap smear, occurs. This might include medication to assist with pain, help you relax, or open the cervix for a more effortless procedure. Finally, after numbing the uterus, the uterus is stretched with a dilator, and a thin tube is inserted to remove the pregnancy tissue. After that, you spend some time in a recovery area until you are prepared to go home. The actual process of the medical abortion is about 10 minutes. The prep for the procedure is the longest part. In many clinics, you can bring someone to help support you during the process.