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Surgical abortion

High-quality, compassionate surgical abortion care up to 24 weeks of pregnancy.

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

Vacuum aspiration can be done with local anaestheticsedation or general anaesthetic:

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

  • Up to 18 weeks it may be under general anaesthetic or conscious sedation.
  • At 18 weeks or above the procedure is done under general anaesthetic.
  • The pregnancy is removed using narrow forceps through the neck of the womb (cervix).

Up to 10 weeks of pregnancy, medical abortion is usually preferred but the procedure can also be done surgically.