Abortions can be a very difficult thing to go through with. However, if you are pregnant and decide you don't want to have the baby, it's important you arrange one as soon as possible. This is because abortions cannot be carried out after 24 weeks of pregnancy. Plus the sooner abortions are done, the better and if you're less than 12 weeks pregnant, having an abortion is a very safe procedure and shouldn't affect your chances of getting pregnant again when the time is right.
Abortions can either be done by taking a pill to end the pregnancy or with an operation where special equipment is used to remove the foetus (the developing baby). To find out more about the different types of abortions and which could be the right one for you should talk to your doctor, a nurse or someone at your nearest community contraception and sexual health clinic .
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