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VACUUM ASPIRATION - 0-9 weeks

AKA Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) or Suction Curettage

The cervix is stretched with dilators (metal rods) or laminaria (absorbent plant product) to make room for the abortion instruments to enter the uterus. A hand-held syringe or suction machine is connected to tubing that is inserted into the uterus and the baby is removed via suction. The baby's body may be dismembered during the procedure.

 

 

DILATION AND CURETTAGE (D&C) - 4-12 weeks

The cervix is stretched with dilators (metal rods) or laminaria (absorbent plant product) to make room for the abortion instruments to enter the uterus. tubing is connected to a suction machine and inserted into the uterus. The suction dismembers the baby's body and removes it from the uterus. Then a curette (loop-shaped knife) is used to scrape any remaining materials from the uterus. 

 

 

MIFEPRISTONE (RU 486) - 4-9 weeks

At least three trips to the clinic are required. On the first visit, Mifepristone pills are taken. This drug blocks the hormone progesterone. Without this hormone, the lining of the uterus breaks down, taking with it the nutrients needed to sustain life. The baby dies. Up to 3 days later a second visit is required. At this visit a prostaglandin is taken, usually Misoprostol. This causes the cervix to soften and the uterus to contract, expelling the dead embryonic baby. About 2 weeks later a third visit is required to ensure that the abortion has occurred.

 

 

METHOTREXATE - 4-9 weeks

 At least three trips to the clinic are required. On the first visit, an injection of Methotrexate is given. This drug was created to attack fast-growing cancer cells. It works by apparently attacking the cells that will eventually become the placenta. Without the placenta, the baby will not be able to obtain life sustaining nutrients. The baby dies. Up to 5 days later a second visit is required. At this visit Misoprostol is taken. This causes the cervix to soften and the uterus to contract, expelling the embryonic baby. About 2 weeks later a third visit is required to ensure that the abortion has occurred.

 

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