Abortion - surgical

Suction curettage; Surgical abortion; Elective abortion - surgical; Therapeutic abortion - surgical

An abortion is a medical procedure that ends an undesired pregnancy by removing the fetus and placenta from the woman's uterus (womb). A medication abortion uses medicine to end an undesired pregnancy.

An abortion is not the same as miscarriage. Miscarriage is when a pregnancy ends on its own before the 20th week of pregnancy.

Abortion procedure

An abortion performed with dilation and currettage.


Why the Procedure Is Performed


After the Procedure

Outlook (Prognosis)