Abortion a womans right

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Abortion

The definition of abortion is the termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an embryo or of a fetus that is incapable of survival or when the embryo or fetus is not wanted. Almost half of the women in the United States will have an abortion by the age of 45. Most of the abortions that are performed are in the first trimester of pregnancy. Fewer than 11 percent of abortions are done in the second trimester. The earlier the abortion the less harmful to your body and the less it costs. First you take a tablet called mifepristone or an injection of methotrexate. Methotrexate is 90 percent effective. Progesterone is blocked when you take mifepristone. Mifepristone is 92-97 percent effective. Progesterone is taken away and it breaks down the lining of your uterus and ends pregnancy and causes vaginal bleeding. Second, you take a medicine called misoprotol in a pill form.

The uterus contracts and empties with vaginal bleeding. Third and final, you go back and make sure that the pregnancy was definitely terminated. There is also the vacuum aspiration which ends the pregnancy by sucking the uterus empty. The Manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) can be done as soon as possible and up to 10 weeks after your last period. They stretch the cervix with dilators. It gently empties the uterus. The dilation and suction curettage (D&C) can be performed within the first month and within the first trimester of pregnancy. They put a tube in your vagina that is connected to a suction machine and is turned on. A curette, narrow metal loop, is used to clean the walls of the uterus. The feelings that you get are related to having an early miscarriage: Bleed as if having a heavy period, feel strong cramps, feel temporary abdominal pain,