Abortion Facts

Emergency Contraception - Morning After Pill

Emergency Contraception/Morning After Pill
Emergency contraception is provided one of two ways:  Using increased doses of certain oral contraceptive pills, called Emergency Contraceptive Pills (ECPs), or insertion of an Intrauterine Device (IUD).
Morning ...

First Trimester

Abortion Procedures First Trimester
1st through 12th week
In most cases, you will have a choice between medical or surgical abortion procedure during the first trimester. Before seeking a medical abortion procedure, it is recommended that you obtain...

Second Trimester

Second Trimester- 13 - 24 Weeks
Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)
Performed between 13-26 weeks
Similar to a D&C, however the fetal parts are too large to pass through the canulla. This procedure is accomplished by inserting laminaria (osmotic...

Third Trimester

Third Trimester - 25 Weeks and Above
Induction Abortion
Performed in the 2nd and 3rd Trimesters
A surgical procedure (rarely performed) in which salt water, urea or potassium chloride is injected into the amniotic sac. Laminaria is sometimes inserted...