ending a pregnancy.
the use of 2 medications to safely end a pregnancy (mifepristone and misoprostol) can be done at home.
when a pre-embryo attaches to the lining of the uterus, pregnancy begins.
D & C
Dilation & Curettage
using a curette to gently scrape the inner lining of the uterus to remove tissue.
series of rods used to stretch open the cervix.
Morning After Pill
pills made from hormones to prevent pregnancy up to 5 days after unprotected sex.
when an embryo or fetus dies before the 20th week of pregnancy.
supporting the right to safe and legal abortion care.
ability for a fetus to survive outside of the uterus.
procedure to end a pregnancy by removing the contents of the uterus with gentle suction.
ability to decide what happens to your body without outside influence or control.
when a pregnancy ends on its own with no medical treatment.
D & E
Dilation & Evacuation
using suction and medical tools to remove tissue from the uterus.
a pregnancy that implants outside of the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube.
Full Spectrum Doula
a person who offers support during the full spectrum of pregnancy including abortion care.
when tissue remains behind in the uterus after a pregnancy has ended and sometimes will need medical treatment.
ending a pregnancy because of fetal abnormality or protecting the physical/mental health of the pregnant person.