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Is the aspiration Abortion Procedure the same as manual vacuum aspiration?

A: Dear Jen, manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) is the most safe and simple early abortion method.  It is also known as the aspiration Abortion procedure, "mini-vac" and Menstrual Extraction.  Technically, manual vacuum aspiration is a medically advanced version of Menstrual Extraction.  Menstrual Extraction was developed in the 1970"s, and was used by feminist health groups.  Menstrual Extraction was so simple that women used to do it on each other in their own homes! manual vacuum aspiration was later developed by an...

Is aspiration Abortion better than Surgical Abortion?

A: Dear Marta, I am so glad you asked this question as many people don"t understand the differences between aspiration and Surgical abortion. aspiration abortion is just as effective as surgical abortion for early pregnancy (first trimester), but with fewer complications. The aspiration procedure (also known as manual vacuum aspiration, MVA, or Menstrual Extraction)is usually completed in a regular examination room. It utilizes a handheld device to provide gentle suction.  In an early pregnancy, there is no visible embryo, so the pregnancy resembles a late or heavy period.  The doctor inserts a small sterile tube (called a cannula,...

What Is an Aspirator?

A: An aspirator is a small suction tool used to extract secretions, such as fluids or mucus, from a cavity. One of the most common such tools used in medical treatments is the nasal aspirator. As the name indicates, it is used to relieve nasal passages that are blocked due to the buildup of mucus. Accumulation of mucus in the nose is a very common occurrence, especially in infants and young children. There are many possible causes for this condition, among which are a cold, an allergic reaction, an infection, and teething. While nasal congestion results in discomfort for adults, it can become fatal for infants and very young children. This is because they do not yet know how to clear out the mucus by blowing their own noses. Infants are especially fragile, because they automatically breathe...


Where to find private safe abortion methods, early abortion, abortion pill, aspiration procedure

A: Dear Beth, You are not alone - I see many women over 40 who seem to become more fertile, and are in this situation.  It is normal not to feel like you want to go through having another child at your age.  Unfortunately, most abortion services in this country are provided in abortion clinics.  It can be difficult to find a private environment for an early abortion.  If you are lucky enough to be near one of the doctors on EarlyAbortion.com, these are the best private offices providing private nonsurgical abortion services.  If not, you can go to earlyoptionpill.com, or prochoice.org, or gynpages.com to find a doctor or clinic. As far as early abortion methods to end an early pregnancy...  my order of preference is: aspiration...

how to find an early abortion doctor or clinic

A: Yes, National Abortion Federation Clinics are reputable.  You should get good care there.  You may want to consider the abortion pill at this stage of pregnancy if the manual aspiration procedure is not available. I hope this is helpful, Doctor Joan EarlyAbortionOptions.com...

incomplete termination of pregnancy

A: Dear Sarah, I"m sorry you are having this problem with the abortion pill.  It is hard enough to end a pregnancy, and then to have to go through these difficulties.  Unfortunately it is fairly common (95-99%), and it does not mean there is anything wrong with you, except some bad luck.  This will not affect your future ability to be pregnant. You have a few options. 1) watch and wait.  If the pregnancy is not viable, it will eventually pass on its own.  There is no increased risk of infection with this.  The most common treatment of known early miscarriage is to let women pass it on their own without intervention. 2) Take more Misoprostol (not mifepristone).  You can repeat this up to 3 times, 24 hours apart.   3) Get a

Questions about what Abortion is right for me

A: Hi Jenn, What is the best method to end early pregnancy?  That is a very good and important question. It is good that you are taking time to research your options.   You are early in your pregnancy, so you have more options.  My recommendation for early abortion is: 1)(the best option) the nonsurgical aspiration abortion; 2) the abortion pill; 3) surgical abortion.  The aspiration method (or manual vacuum aspiration, MVA) is the most safe, natural and gentle way to end an early pregnancy.  It is a wonderful method, and only takes a few minutes to complete.  There is no scraping necessary, so there is no scarring and no possibility of...

RU 486, abortion pill

A: Dear Amanda, RU 486 is the same thing as the Abortion Pill.  RU 486 was the original name for Mifepristone, when the abortion pill was developed in France.  Mifepristone, was approved for use in the United States in 2000, and it has come to be known as the abortion pill.   The Abortion Pill is an excellent choice for ending early pregnancy, under 9 weeks.  You take one mifepristone tablet (RU 486) in the doctor"s office.  You then take a second set of pills (misoprostol) 24-72 hours later.  These pills cause the uterus to contract and induce a miscarriage.  The advantage of the Abortion Pill is that it can feel natural, like a miscarriage, and that it can be completed in the privacy of your home.  The disadvantage of the Abortion Pill is that you...

Possible to be pregnant still

A: Hi, Casey, Sometimes an abortion doesn"t work. It"s hard to say in your case, because at this point, probably nobody knows. If they looked at what they got, they may know, but obviously if they didn"t get everything, they"re not likely to tell you. Depending on how far along you were, it can be easy to miss. Now that you are not sure that your decision was the right one, I just want to let you know I am here if you need to talk about it. Usually, a pregnancy test doesn"t just suddenly drop to negative. It takes awhile for the hormones to adjust. Abortion is a violent disruption of the hormones to begin with, and there are many factors involved. Among those would be how far along you were at the time. You might want to seriously consider going to someone else. You don"t need to...

MVA abortion

A: Dear Laurel, It is completely normal not to bleed after a MVA.  During the procedure, the lining of the uterus, similar to a period, is gently removed and many women have light or no bleeding after.  It is also not unusual to bleed or spot a few days after the procedure.  Either way it it normal. Your next period will usually come in 4-6 weeks after your procedure if you are not using birth control.  Doctor Joan...
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