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Surgical abortion

Surgical abortion involves a minor operation. There are two types of surgical abortion:

Vacuum aspiration can be done with local anaesthetic, sedation or general anaesthetic:

Dilatation and Evacuation – between 15 and 24 weeks of pregnancy.

  • Carried out under general anaesthetic.
  • The pregnancy is removed using narrow forceps through the neck of the womb (cervix).
  • You will need cervical preparation on the day of surgery or possibly the day before.