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  1. Surgery for Ovarian Cysts

    When an ovarian growth or cyst needs to be closely looked at, a surgeon can do so through a small incision using laparoscopy or through a larger abdominal incision (laparotomy). Either type of surgery can be used to diagnose problems such as ovarian cysts

  2. Abortion - Exams and Tests

    Examinations and tests are used to diagnose a pregnancy and to check for any health conditions you may have that need special consideration. Regardless of whether you know that you would continue a pregnancy or have an abortion, your evaluation will include a medical history, a physical exam, and some laboratory tests. Whether you are a teenager or an adult, rest assured that the law protects ...

  3. Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) for Abortion

    Dilation and evacuation (DandE) is done in the second 12 weeks (second trimester) of pregnancy.

  4. Medical Abortion Care - Topic Overview

    A medical abortion is the use of medicines to end a pregnancy. Medical care for a medical abortion is different from medical care for a surgical abortion. This is because a medical abortion is like a miscarriage (in this case,caused by medicines) that takes place at home over 1 to 2 days and does not require your doctor to be present. After a couple of weeks of bleeding,you then see your ...

  5. Mifepristone and Misoprostol for Abortion

    Drug details for Mifepristone and misoprostol for abortion.

  6. Abortion - Topic Overview

    What is an abortion?Abortion is the premature ending of a pregnancy. A spontaneous abortion, or miscarriage, occurs when a natural cause ends a pregnancy. If you have had or may be having a miscarriage, see the topic Miscarriage. A therapeutic or induced abortion is one resulting from measures taken to intentionally end a pregnancy, using medications (medical abortion) or surgery. Surgical ...

  7. Abortion: Emotional Recovery - Topic Overview

    It is normal to go through a grieving process after an abortion,regardless of the reason for the abortion. The intensity and duration of emotional feelings vary from woman to woman and can be affected by the hormonal changes at that stage of pregnancy. Most women recover in a fairly short time. Natural hormonal changes that occur in your body during pregnancy are affected by an abortion. ...

  8. Abortion - Reasons Women Choose Abortion

    In the United States, about 6 million women become pregnant per year.7 Half of all pregnancies are unintended, and of all births, about 1 in 10 newborns have been reported as "unwanted."8Each year, about 1.3 million American women have an abortion to end a pregnancy.9 This number reflects a declining abortion rate, in part because more women are using emergency contraception to prevent unintended

  9. Methotrexate and Misoprostol for Abortion

    Drug details for Methotrexate and misoprostol for abortion.

  10. Manual and Vacuum Aspiration for Abortion

    There are two methods of vacuum aspiration (also called suction aspiration) for an abortion.

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