Abortion methods used in the first trimester
Two methods are used safely and effectively to terminate pregnancy:
Medication abortion occurs when pharmacological agents are administered vaginally or orally to bring about expulsion of uterine contents.
If you live in a country where there is no access to safe and legal abortion. Please go to www.womenonweb.org. Women on Web is an on-line medical abortion referral service that provides help for women living where access is restricted. For a donation of 90 euro you will receive a medical abortion (with Mifepriston and Misoprostol which is 99% effective to induce an abortion) at your home address with express mail.
In some countries where there is no access to safe and legal abortion, the medicine Misoprostol is easy to get and might be a cheaper option than Women on Web. The use of Misoprostol alone is 80% effective. If you decided to induce an abortion with Misoprostol alone please go to www.womenonwaves.org/set-274-en.html?lang=en and carefully follow the instructions.
Vacuum aspiration (VA)
Vacuum aspiration (VA) removes the uterine contents by applying suction through a cannula that has been inserted through the cervix into the uterus. Other terms for vacuum aspiration include: suction abortion, vacuum curettage, suction curettage, menstrual regulation (MR) and minisuction. According to the World Health Organization, vacuum aspiration can be used up to 12 to 15 weeks LMP, depending upon instruments available and provider training and skills.