Is Surgical Abortion Safe?
An in-clinic abortion is a safe and effective method for elective abortion or management of a miscarriage. Surgical abortion is very safe when performed by a trained health-care provider in a clinic or hospital. Clinics providing surgical abortions should follow the standards and guidelines set out by a regional organization and/or by the recommendations for safe abortion produced by the World Health Organization (WHO)
These guidelines should address items, including (but not limited to): – who can provide an abortion,
- management of medication,
- cleaning of equipment,
- management of biomedical waste, and
- training and performance of health-care providers,
Women seeking an abortion should ensure that the clinic they choose uses safe, approved methods of abortion. Surgical abortion is about 99% effective .
 “Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems.” World Health Organization, second edition, 2012, www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/unsafe_abortion/9789241548434/en/. Accesed November 2020.
During an Abortion with Manual Vacuum Aspiration
- What Is the Success Rate for Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) abortions?
- Is a Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) Abortion Painful?
- What Are the Side Effects of a Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) Abortion?
- Is Surgical Abortion Safe?
- What are the Different Gestational Ages for Each Method?
- What is an Induction Abortion?
- What is Dilation and Curettage (D&C)?
- What is Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)?
- What is an Electric Vacuum Aspiration (EVA)?
- What is a Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA)?
- What Are the Potential Risks and Complications For a Vacuum Aspiration Abortion?
*Nothing provided herein should be construed as professional medical advice and no medication / pills should be used without a prescription from a licensed / registered medical practitioner eligible to prescribe such medication in your local jurisdiction.