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  1. Manual and Vacuum Aspiration for Abortion

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

  2. Abortion - Choices: Surgical Abortion

    A surgical abortion ends a pregnancy by surgically removing the contents of the uterus. Different procedures are used for surgical abortion, depending on how many weeks of pregnancy have passed.Care before and after a surgical abortion includes a physical examination and lab tests, education about what to expect, self - care instructions, symptoms that indicate you should call your health ...

  3. Induction Abortion

    Starting (inducing) labor and delivery in the second or third trimester of a pregnancy is done using medications. The cervix may be slowly opened (dilated) with a device called a cervical (osmotic) dilator before the induction is started to prevent complications. Medications to start early labor can be:Injected into the amniotic sac surrounding the fetus (instillation). This stops the pregnancy ..

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

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

  5. Mifepristone and Misoprostol for Abortion

    Drug details for Mifepristone and misoprostol for abortion.

  6. Abortion - What to Think About

    If you have had unprotected sex in the last 5 days and don't want to become pregnant, see a health professional about emergency contraception in the form of hormone pills (such as Preven or Plan B-also referred to as the morning after pill). If you have had unprotected sex in the past 5 to 7 days, you may be able to use a copper intrauterine device (IUD) for emergency contraception.Your abortion .

  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. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Weight Gain

    WebMD explains why weight gain is a common side effect of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and how you can fight back.

  9. Yeast Infections: Common Causes

    Three out of four women will have at least one yeast infection during their lives. WebMD tells you about the six most common causes.

  10. Breast and Nipple Discharge: What It Could Mean

    WebMD explains breast and nipple discharge and what it can mean. Know what to look for and learn about the possible reasons for discharge.

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