There are two types of abortion* procedures, medical and surgical. Feel empowered to make informed decisions that are right for you.

If you’re considering an abortion*, it’s important for your health and safety to always speak to a trusted medical professional or pregnancy center to understand the impact abortion* may have on you.

Medical Abortion*

Medical abortion* ends a pregnancy through a medication regimen using mifepristone and misoprostol. These two drugs combined are also known as the abortion* pill.

Risks that should be discussed include:

  • Incomplete abortion*, where some of the growing fetal tissue remains in the uterus
  • An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection, to include fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

The Mayo Clinic shares that individuals with certain health conditions, pregnancy complications, or pregnancies past a specific gestational age will not qualify for this type of abortion*. 

*PCS Health does not perform or refer for abortions

Surgical Abortion*

Surgical abortions* take place when a woman undergoes a surgery to terminate a pregnancy. There are two types of surgical abortions*:

  • Dilation and Curettage (D&C): small instruments or medication are used to dilate the cervix. Next, a surgical instrument called a curette, which can be a sharp instrument or suction device, is used to remove the fetal tissue and endometrium, terminating the pregnancy.
  • Dilation and Evacuation (D&E): usually includes a combination of vacuum aspiration, dilation and curettage, and the use of surgical instruments (such as forceps) to remove the fetal and endometrial tissue, ending the pregnancy.

The risks of these procedures are:

  • Uterine perforation
  • Cervical injury
  • Infection/fever
  • Excessive bleeding

Reach out to us today to get more clarity about abortion* and the risks so you can make an informed decision before undergoing a surgical abortion*.

*PCS Health does not perform or refer for abortions

All Your Options

It can feel overwhelming to understand what options are available to you and what your next steps will be.

At PCS Health, we are here to come alongside you to provide the resources, information, and answers you need to plan your next step with clarity. You are not alone.

Schedule a free and confidential appointment to begin pregnancy confirmation.

*PCS Health does not perform or refer for abortions.