What Does It Mean to Have a Surgical Abortion?

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The term surgery can be frightening, but having a surgical pregnancy termination is probably not as scary as you think. Although the procedure is a form of surgery, it doesn’t involve any incisions or stitches. You might not even need to have a general anaesthetic

What Will a Surgical Termination Feel Like?

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One of the most common concerns about surgical termination is whether it might hurt. Although you will probably experience some cramping after the abortion, the procedure itself isn’t painful. However, exactly what you feel during the operation will depend on whether you have a general anaesthetic or a sedative

Are Abortion Laws in Ireland About to Change?

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The recent recommendation from the Citizens’ Assembly set up by the Irish Houses of Parliament has raised hopes that abortion law in the Republic of Ireland may soon change. Women in Ireland who wish to have a termination are currently unable to do so at home, unless there is a serious risk to their own Read More

What is the Contraceptive Patch?

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  The contraceptive patch is a sticky patch about 5 cm across that you attach to your skin. It looks a bit like the nicotine patches people use to help them stop smoking, and like the nicotine patch it delivers something through your skin. The contraceptive patch delivers the same kind of hormones as you Read More

Should You Have a Medical or Surgical Abortion?

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The length of your pregnancy will usually determine which method of pregnancy termination is right for you, but if you are between 7 and 9 weeks pregnant it is possible to have either a medical or a surgical abortion. If you are less than seven weeks pregnant, you will usually have a medical abortion, while Read More