Types of Abortion Methods

Learn more about the most common types of medical and surgical abortions

Medication Abortion | The Abortion Pill

A medication abortion, the abortion pill, is two drugs taken in separate doses (one at the clinic and one at home.) Another name for the abortion pill is a medical or chemical abortion.​ It is usually taken between 4-6 weeks, but it is FDA-approved up to 10-11 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period.

If you are considering a medication abortion or ordering the abortion pill online, contact us to learn more about how it works, side effects, and what options are available to you in New Hampshire Southeast Maine.

Aspiration Abortion

An aspiration abortion procedure can be performed up to 13 weeks after a woman's LMP. It is the most common early surgical abortion method and it is an outpatient procedure.

If you are still in your first trimester, contact us to learn more about how the procedure works and what options are available to you.

Dilation and Evacuation

A D&E abortion is typically performed 13 weeks or more after a woman's last known period (LMP). It is the most common second-trimester surgical abortion method. Local anesthesia or sedation is commonly utilized. 

If you are in your second trimester and considering abortion, contact us to learn more about surgical abortion procedures and what options are available to you.

DISCLAIMER: We provide education on abortion and pregnancy options. We do not refer for or perform abortions or financially benefit from any decision you make. Sources: American Pregnancy; Healthline: Abortion Types