Abortion Methods

There are many different abortion procedures available to choose from. Let’s discuss your options.

Most Common Abortion Methods

Whether you are considering pregnancy termination or still determining your options, Sophia Women’s Center can help answer your questions. Medical and surgical abortion are two of the abortion methods available. Your options will depend on how far along you are in your pregnancy.

The abortion procedure is not performed at this center. We provide the pre-abortion screening, a personalized and confidential consultation, and an ultrasound to determine the gestational age of your pregnancy. We also provide resources that may be available to you. Contact us today to schedule your free, confidential appointment.

Medical Abortion Pill Information

Abortion Pill
The abortion pill, also known as medical abortion, is generally available within the first 11 weeks after your last menstrual period. Contrary to its name, the pill consists of two drugs, which are taken in two separate doses, depending on the stage of your pregnancy. The first pill is used to end the pregnancy and keep it from growing. The second pill is then taken to induce early labor, causing cramping and bleeding, which will empty and push out the contents of the uterus.

Surgical Abortion Information

Aspiration, also known as “Suction Abortion” or “Vacuum Aspiration Abortion,” is a procedure typically conducted between 5 to 12 weeks of pregnancy. To begin, a doctor will administer a numbing medication to your cervix through a needle injection. Following this, metal rods will be used to gently widen the cervix. Once the cervix is dilated, a tube connected to a vacuum device will be inserted through the cervix and into the uterus. Suction will then be applied to remove the fetal tissues from the uterus, completing the procedure.

Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)
Dilation and Evacuation, commonly known as “D&E”, is a more complex procedure and is typically performed during the 12th to 21st week of pregnancy. Similar to the Aspiration method, D&E involves the use of different surgical tools to remove the fetus due to its larger size. Depending on the size of the fetus, it may be extracted either whole or in smaller parts. In cases where the fetus is intact, the head may need to be crushed to allow for it to fit through the cervix. Suction is then used to ensure that any remaining tissue is completely removed.

Discover Your Pregnancy Options

Schedule Your Appointment For A Free Pregnancy Test, Ultrasound, or Options Information Consultation.

100% Confidential | No Cost Services

Woman listening to information about abortion methods


Teens Considering Abortion

If you are under 18 and pregnant, the state of Ohio does require for you to have a parent or legal guardian give permission for an abortion. However, you are not required to have a parent’s consent for a pregnancy consultation. Sophia Women’s Center offers appointments that are 100% confidential and free. You are not alone and we are here to support you in navigating through this confusing time If you would like additional information on abortion or help determining your options, call us at 234-567-7288.