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  Unintended Pregnancy
Within the first 63 days of pregnancy, you have two options for ending a pregnancy — medical abortion or abortion by vacuum aspiration. After 63 days, vacuum aspiration is your only abortion option during the first trimester.

Medical abortion ends a pregnancy with medicine and without surgery. Vacuum aspiration is a way to end pregnancy by emptying the uterus with suction.   The two most common methods are manual vacuum aspiration, and dilation and suction curettage. The method used depends on how long you have been pregnant. Manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) — MVA can be done as soon as you know you are pregnant and up to 10 weeks after your last period. Dilation and suction curettage (D&C) (also called vacuum aspiration) — D&C can be performed after the first month of pregnancy and throughout the first trimester.

 
  Abortion Methods – Medical
Mifepristone/RU-486
Mifepristone, formerly known as RU-486, is an antiprogesterone drug that blocks receptors of progesterone, a key hormone in the establishment and maintenance of human pregnancy. Used in combination with a prostaglandin such as misoprostol, mifepristone induces abortion when administered in early pregnancy, providing women with a medical alternative to aspiration (suction) abortion.

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{U.S.}While the FDA approved it in 200,in 2003 Legislators sought to revoke the FDA's approval of Mifepristone - do we want legislators or doctors and scientists making decisions about what drugs are safe for our bodies?

  Abortion Methods – Vacuum Aspiration (Surgical)

The two most common methods are manual vacuum aspiration, and dilation and suction curettage. The method used depends on how long you have been pregnant.

Manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) — MVA can be done as soon as you know you are pregnant and up to 10 weeks after your last period. A hand-held instrument is used to gently empty the uterus.

Dilation and suction curettage (D&C) (also called vacuum aspiration) — D&C can be performed after the first month of pregnancy and throughout the first trimester. A tube is inserted through the cervix into the uterus. This tube is attached to a suction machine and the uterus is emptied by gentle suction. A curette (narrow metal loop) may be used to clean the walls of the uterus.

 
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New Study Debunks Research Suggesting Abortion Leads to Mental Health Problems New Study Debunks Research Suggesting Abortion Leads to Mental Health Problems @ The Guttmacher Institute, DEC 13, 2010.



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