The primary types of abortion include medical and surgical abortion. The choice will depend on a host of factors and is best assessed by a doctor. Important deciding factors include the stage of pregnancy in which the abortion is being considered, the age and general health of the patient. Most women, who resort to abortion as a result of an unplanned pregnancy, do so before it is too late for an abortion. Only a very few of such cases delay the process after 6 weeks.
Abortion, when conducted under complete medical supervision is a safe process. Complications occur in less than 0.3% cases that require hospitalisation.
Surgical abortions have to be performed at an outpatient clinic. The type of surgery depends on the stage of pregnancy. Common types include:
Although, medically proven types of abortion are perfectly safe for the mother, the psychological repercussions may be immense. It is always better to adopt birth control methods than choose abortion as an option.
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