What is Abortion?
In simple words it can be the best defined as the ending of a pregnancy is called Abortion. Sometimes it happens on its own called a spontaneous abortion or miscarriage. Other times the ending of pregnancy is brought on that is called induced abortion. Both types of abortion are common around the world. Also, abortion is a normal and integral part of sexual and reproductive health care.
Types of Abortion
1. Surgical Abortion --- It needs a minor surgical procedure to end the pregnancy. It is safe for women.
2. Medical Abortion --- It is a way to end a pregnancy with the help of medicine. One can have a medical abortion either by using a combination of mifepristone and misoprostol or by using the only repeated dosage of misoprostol.
How do the pills work
The abortion kit contains mainly two types of medicine one is mifepristone and the other is misoprostol. The first drug that is taken to terminate the pregnancy is mifepristone which blocks the flow of progesterone, which is a hormone necessary for a pregnancy to continue. And other drug misoprostol which is usually taken between 24-48 hours after mifepristone. Misoprostol causes the uterus to contract to expel the embryo from the uterus.
It has some common side effects that are
1. intense cramping
3. mild fever
4. bleeding heavier than a period
7. abdominal pain
Some medications used in abortion
generic name - misoprostol systemic
brand name - Cytotec
generic name - mifepristone systemic
brand name - Mifeprex
generic name - oxytocin systemic
brand name - Pitocin
generic name - carboprost systemic
brand name - Hemabate
generic name - dinoprostone topical
brand name - Cervidil, Prostin E2,
The medical abortion has usually no side effects and it is also not harmful in a future pregnancy. And it can normally be used at home also. Also safe for women's health. But regarding all this choosing Abortion for your pregnancy is a big decision to make. So it all depends upon you to terminate your pregnancy or not because you will have to live with, so first, you have to okay with your decision.