What is an abortion?

Abortion is a common health care procedure used to terminate an unwanted or non-viable pregnancy. It’s a safe practice when done in adequate conditions: with accurate information and medication from a trustworthy source and/or reliable medical assistance.

There are two safe and effective methods of abortion: Using abortion pills and surgical abortions. 

Medical abortion is a procedure which uses abortion pills to terminate the pregnancy. Medical abortions are safe, effective, and non-intrusive procedures and can be self-managed by individuals themselves, without direct supervision of a healthcare professional, up to 13 weeks of pregnancy. 

Surgical methods are provided in medical facilities and -depending on the length of pregnancy and the type of procedure- can be done with or without hospitalization.