A D&E is most commonly used during the second
trimester because it has a lower complication risk than induction
Nonsurgical method in the second trimester
Induction abortion ends a second-trimester pregnancy
by using medicines to start (induce) contractions, which expel (push) the fetus
from the uterus. If the fetus has severe medical problems, a woman may choose
to have an induction abortion.
See the What to Think About section of this topic for
a comparison between medical abortion and surgical abortion.
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August 05, 2013
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