Frequently Asked Questions
People have abortions for many different reasons. Good information and support can help you make the decision that’s best for your own health and well-being.
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1. Medication Abortion | The Abortion Pill
A medication abortion, the abortion pill, is two drugs taken in separate doses. Another name for the abortion pill is a medical or chemical abortion. It is FDA-approved up to 10 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period.
2. Aspiration Abortion
An aspiration abortion procedure can be performed up to 13 weeks after a woman’s LMP. It is the most common early surgical abortion method and it is an outpatient procedure.
3. Dilation and Evacuation
A D&E abortion is typically performed 13 weeks or more after a woman’s last known period (LMP). It is the most common second-trimester surgical abortion method. Local anesthesia or sedation is commonly utilized.
The abortion pill is FDA-approved up to 10 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period. The abortion pill is not an option for people with certain medical conditions, if the pregnancy is not viable, or if the pregnancy occurs outside of the uterus.
Abortion costs are determined by several factors, including but not limited to:
Gestation (how far along you are)
Single or multiple pregnancies
Vacuum aspiration, D&C, and D&E are the most commonly performed abortion procedures.