Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the top six frequently asked questions about abortion. If you have inquiries regarding abortion pills, vacuum aspiration abortions, surgical abortion, or post-abortion care, you can refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for or need further clarification, please reach out to us through the counseling page.
Abortion procedures are among the safest when conducted following proper protocols in a secure environment. The risk of medical complications is less than 1%, and any complications that may arise can be easily managed with the right support.
The appropriate abortion options depend on your gestational age. Utilize our Pregnancy Calculator to determine the stage of your pregnancy and then choose the most suitable method. Consider factors such as your country’s legislation, method availability, budget, and personal preferences. Explore our Abortion with Pills vs. Manual Vacuum Aspiration Abortion page or our Surgical Abortion page for more detailed information on these methods.
Abortion costs vary widely across regions and depend on the chosen method. Detailed information for many countries is available on our Abortion Information Per Country page and our Medical Abortion Pill Brands page.
The level of pain during an abortion depends on the chosen method. Abortion with pills replicates heavy menstruation, manageable with Ibuprofen. Manual vacuum aspiration abortion is generally performed under local anesthesia. Learn more about the differences on our Abortion with Pills vs. Manual Vacuum Aspiration Abortion page to help inform your decision.
Regardless of the method, a safe abortion does not impact future fertility, and you can conceive again. Your next ovulation cycle can start as soon as 8 days after an abortion. Initiating a contraceptive method is important if you wish to avoid another pregnancy. Listen to your body and decide what’s best for you.
Understanding the technical differences between safe abortion methods empowers you to make the best decision for yourself. Explore the main abortion methods for pregnancies below 13 weeks on our Abortion with Pills vs. Manual Vacuum Aspiration Abortion page, and feel free to contact our counselors for judgment-free support.