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Suction curettage; Surgical abortion; Elective abortion - surgical; Therapeutic abortion - surgical
Risks of surgical abortion include:
The risks of surgical abortion increase as a woman gets further along in her pregnancy. That's why it's important to make a decision about abortion as early as possible, when the procedure is safest.
The risks for any anesthesia are:
The risks for any surgery are:
Call your health care provider if you have had a surgical abortion and you have:
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Annas GJ, Elias S. Legal and ethical issues in obstetric practice. In: Gabbe SG, Niebyl JR, Simpson JL, eds. Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2007:chap 51.
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