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Surgical Abortion: Everything You Need to Know

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According to the World Health Organization, 45% of all abortions are unsafe, most of them occurring in developing countries.

An abortion is deemed unsafe when it is carried out by a person lacking the necessary skills or in an environment that doesn’t meet the basic medical standards, or both, which can not only lead to immediate health risks, including death, as well as long term complications but also affecting women’s physical & mental well being, along with financial implications for them & communities. 

Watch out as unsafe abortion may involve 

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Abortions are safe when they’re carried out using methods recommended by WHO, that’s appropriate to the pregnancy duration & the person carrying out the abortion has the mandatory skills. 

Before abortion

Prior to an abortion, 

Note that according to the MTP Act details,  only the consent of the woman is required to terminate the pregnancy except in case of a minor or a mentally ill woman, where consent of the guardian is required. 

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During the abortion

The appropriate methods of abortion depend most importantly on the duration of pregnancy. These methods can either be medical or surgical.

Read also: Medical Abortion: Everything You Need to Know

Surgical Abortion is a procedure done where the pregnancy is undesirable; by removing the fetus & the placenta from the mother’s womb. 

Preparing for the surgical procedure: 

The surgical methods comprise of the following: 

  1. Vacuum Aspiration 
  1. Dilatation & Evacuation (D&E), Dilatation & Curettage (D&C) 
  1. Hysterotomy 

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Post-abortion care

Read more here: What is Post Abortion Care in India?

Every woman has the recognized human right to decide freely and responsibly without coercion and violence the number, spacing and timing of their children and to have the information and means to do so, and the right to attain the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health. Access to legal, safe and comprehensive abortion care, including post-abortion care, is essential for the realization of these rights.- WHO

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About the Author:

Teertha Barnwal, a doctor, a medical intern at MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai. Enjoys writing, singing & adventuring. Meditates & believes that life is the biggest adventure.

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