Definition of Abortion: Abortion is a termination of a child or termination of pregnancy as a whole.
In developing countries Abortion is legal because its according to local low considered one of the safest procedures in medicine.
However unsafe Abortions result in thousands of maternal death and its performed by alot of methods its not only one method but also several methods performed towards Abortion .
Methods of Abortion: there are several methods as i mentioned before
- Medical method
- surgical method
- Other methods
Medical method: This method which performed by abortifacient pharmaceuticals and it becomes alternative method of Abortion.
The most common early first-trimester medical abortion regimens use mifepristone in combination with a prostaglandin analog up to 9 weeks gestational age, methotrexate in combination with a prostaglandin analog up to 7 weeks gestation, or a prostaglandin analog alone.
In the United States, the percentage of early medical abortions is far lower.
Surgical method: is more difficult than medical one .
From the 15th week of gestation until approximately the 26th, other techniques must be used. Dilation and evacuation (D&E) consists of opening thecervix of the uterus and emptying it using surgical instruments and suction.
Premature labor and delivery can be induced with prostaglandin; this can be coupled with injecting the amniotic fluid with hypertonic solutions containing saline or urea.
After the 16th week of gestation, abortions can also be induced by intact dilation and extraction.
Other methods: Abortion is sometimes attempted by causing trauma to the abdomen. The degree of force, if severe, can cause serious internal injuries without necessarily succeeding in inducing miscarriage.
In Southeast Asia, there is an ancient tradition of attempting abortion through forceful abdominal massage.
Negative side of Abortion:
there are many women are seeking for self Abort and this part or this kind of Abortion is considered one of the dangerous Abortion.
Unsafe abortions are a major cause of injury and death among women worldwide.
Although data are imprecise, it is estimated that approximately 20 million unsafe abortions are performed annually, with 97% taking place in developing countries.
Written By SHeko