This is the elective surgical termination of a pregnancy in a clinic, surgical center, or hospital.
An elective abortion is the termination of a pregnancy. There are two basic types of abortions:
This care path includes the information and costs for a surgical abortion.
There are two primary ways to surgically remove a pregnancy from a woman's uterus.
Having an elective abortion is a personal choice that depends on a woman's personal preferences and situation. How late a woman is in her pregnancy can determine how and where she can have an abortion.
Abortions done early in a pregnancy usually only take about 10 minutes. However, time should be allowed for:
Rh incompatibility is a condition in which the mother's blood is not compatible with a fetus's blood. If you have an abortion, and have Rh-negative blood, you will be given an injection of Rho (D) immune globulin (such as RhoGAM).
Make an appointment with your healthcare provider to discuss your options. If you decide to have an abortion, ask your healthcare provider the following questions.
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