Is abortion dangerous?

When a medical or a surgical abortion are done properly they are very safe procedures. The risk of having a complication is less than 1% for medical abortion and around 1% for surgical abortion. If you experience a complication after any of these procedures, but you get medical care on time your health and fertility will not be harmed and your life will not be in danger.

There are two methods to have an abortion in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy: medical and surgical. Medical abortion can be done with Misoprostol or with Mifepristone and Misoprostol. A surgical abortion at this stage is done with a technique called vacuum aspiration.

Both procedures are very safe if they are done properly. If you choose to have a medical abortion you need to use high quality abortion pills in the recommended way to have a safe and effective abortion.

To know how to use abortion pills safely and effectively read our information. If you are using Misoprostol only, click here. If you are using Mifepristone and Misoprostol, click here.

If you choose to have a surgical abortion you need to contact a health provider that is trained in the most safe and effective abortion methods. Learn about all your options to find out what is best for you.