How late into a pregnancy can you receive a medical abortion?
Depending on where you live, you may be able to get a medication abortion up to 77 days (11 weeks) after the first day of your last period. If it has been 78 days or more since the first day of your last period, you can have an in-clinic abortion to end your pregnancy.
Can a doctor be required to perform an abortion?
Possibly. An individual medical provider cannot be required to perform or assist in performing an abortion if they have filed a written statement with their hospital, clinic, or other facility explaining that they have a moral, ethical, or religious reason for refusing to participate in the abortion.
Is abortion the same as termination of pregnancy?
Abortion is a medical term for the termination of a pregnancy. This term applies to: • Induced abortion – when a woman chooses to end a pregnancy, often called a termination of pregnancy, or TOP. Spontaneous abortion – more commonly known as a miscarriage. Induced abortion can be managed medically or surgically.
Can a doctor refuse to refer for an abortion?
Physicians who refuse to provide or refer for abortion care on the basis of moral or religious belief are expected to: Communicate clearly and promptly about any treatments or procedures the physician chooses not to provide because of his or her moral or religious beliefs.
How do I prepare for a medical abortion?
For a medication abortion, please make sure that you eat a light breakfast before your appointment. We recommend that you avoid heavy or greasy food before your appointment. There will be a provider in the room with you during your appointment and you may connect with another provider via videoconference.
What is the success rate of medical abortion?
Evidence shows that medication abortion is safe. Serious complications requiring hospitalization for infection treatment or transfusion occur in less than 0.4% of patients under the standard protocol. Medication abortion is highly effective; it has a success rate of more than 95% using the standard protocol.
What happens if a doctor refuses to treat you?
If you believe a practitioner has refused to see you on such a basis you can lodge a complaint with the Anti-Discrimination Board NSW. The Board can be contacted on 1800 670 812.
Do nurses help with abortions?
Nurses and midwives provide technical and psychosocial care to women who seek abortions. Governments and regulatory bodies could safely extend their scope of practice to increase women’s access to safe abortions.
What can I do if I have an incomplete abortion?
Introduction: Surgical treatment is the treatment of choice for the management of incomplete abortion. Uterine curettage is a procedure widely used; manual vacuum aspiration is another safe therapeutic option. Long-term complications of these methods are intrauterine adhesions and adenomyosis.