This is when a woman takes a medication that causes her uterus to expel the pregnancy.
An elective abortion is the termination of a pregnancy. There are two basic types of abortions:
Once the decision to have a medical abortion is made:
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.
When a woman goes to a clinic for a medical abortion, she needs to allow several hours for the visit. The time is needed 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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