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40% of pregnancies worldwide are unplanned [1]. Women around the world have unwanted pregnancies, and for various reasons, may decide to have an abortion. All women, regardless of race, class, religion or geography deserve access to safe abortion.

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Here are the top 6 most asked questions about abortion.

If you have questions about the abortion pills, vacuum aspiration abortions, surgical abortion, or post-abortion care, you can take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section. In case you don’t find what you are looking for or need more information, please contact us through the counseling page.

Are Abortions Safe?

Abortions are one of the safest medical procedures when the right protocols are followed in a safe environment. There is less than a 1% risk of having a medical complication, and complications are easily managed with the right support. [2]


Which abortion option is right for me?

Abortion options available to you will depend on your gestational age. Calculate how far along you are in your pregnancy using our Pregnancy calculator, and then you can decide the most appropriate method. You will also need to consider your country’s legislation and availability of this method, your budget and your personal preferences. Visit our Abortion with pills vs. Manual vacuum aspiration abortion page or our Surgical abortion page to learn more about these methods.


How much does an abortion cost?

The price of an abortion varies greatly across regions and depends on which method you decide to pursue. We have detailed information for many countries. Check our Abortion Information Per Country page and our Medical Abortion Pill Brands page to learn more about what is available to you.


Is an Abortion Painful?

It depends on the abortion method you choose. An abortion with pills replicates heavy menstruation that can be managed with Ibuprofen. Manual vacuum aspiration abortion is generally done under local anesthesia. Read more about the difference on our page Abortion with pills vs. Manual vacuum aspiration abortion to guide your choice.


Can I get pregnant again after an abortion?

Regardless of the method, a safe abortion will not impact your future fertility, and you can get pregnant again. Your next ovulation cycle can start as soon as 8 days after an abortion. It is important to start a contraceptive method if you don’t want to become pregnant again. Listen to your body, and decide what’s best for you. [3]


Which method is best for me ?

By understanding the technical differences between the different methods of safe abortion, you can make the best decision for yourself. You can read about the two main abortion methods below 13 weeks on the Abortion with pills vs. manual vacuum aspiration abortion page, and you can reach out to our counselors who will support your decision without judgement. [3]

[1] Guttmacher Institute. (2020) Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion Worldwide. Retrieved from: https://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/induced-abortion-worldwide

[2] World Health Organization. (2012) Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems. Retrieved from: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/70914/;jsessionid=AB2B02D2E41FB4F6CF95B5F59B0A9AF4?sequence=1

[3] Ipas. (2020). Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health. L. Castleman & N. Kapp (Eds.). Chapel Hill, NC: Ipas. Retrieved from: https://www.ipas.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/ClinicalUpdatesInReproductiveHealthCURHE20-English-digital.pdf