There are different types of surgical abortions. If you would like more information about surgical abortion procedures, schedule an appointment at our center to speak with one of our nurses.
This surgical procedure is used throughout the first trimester of pregnancy. Most first trimester surgical abortions are performed using this method. Local anesthesia is typically offered to reduce pain, however, sedation may also be available.
- Serious physical complications are infrequent
- Incomplete abortion
- Allergic reaction to medication
- Organ damage
Dilation & Evacuation (D&E)
Most second trimester abortions are performed using this method. Local anesthesia, oral or intravenous pain medications, and sedation are commonly used. General anesthesia may be used, if available.
- Incomplete abortion with retained tissue
- Heavy bleeding
- Reactions to anesthesia
- Organ damage
- Risk of complication and death increases with duration of pregnancy
Care Net. Before You Decide. 2016
(All medical information provided on this page is taken from the Before You Decide magazine, a publication of Care Net.
This information is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.
OUR CENTER DOES NOT OFFER ABORTION SERVICES OR ABORTION REFERRALS. Our services are not intended to be a substitute for licensed professional counseling, or for either routine or emergency medical or prenatal care. Individuals who believe they are experiencing a medical emergency should call 9-1-1 and seek care from the nearest emergency room.