What is an Induction Abortion?
Where available, an induction abortion is a method that may be used during the second or third trimester of a pregnancy (typically after 16 weeks or more).
This method mimics labor by using medication to cause both cervical dilation and uterine contractions to expel the pregnancy. Because this method of abortion occurs during later gestations, it is always done in a clinic or hospital where the woman can be monitored for the duration of the procedure. Typically, it does not require surgical instrumentation; but, if needed, surgical intervention is often available. This method of later abortion is less common than a D&E as it often involves a more prolonged procedure time.
The availability of this method depends on the laws or restrictions regarding abortion in different locations around the world. In some places, it may be available to women who desire an abortion for any reason, or it may be limited to women who are seeking an abortion for very specific health indications. 
 “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?
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