ABORTION GOOD INFORMATION FOR A PAPER
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Preview: ... ed without hospitalization. Less than 0.5% have complications that require a hospital stay. The rate of complications increases as the pregnancy progresses. Very early abortions cost $200-$400. Later abortions cost more because they involve more risk, more services, anesthesia, and sometimes a hospital stay. Insurance carriers and HMOs may or may not cover the procedure. Federal law prohibits federal funds, including Medicaid funds, from being used for an elective abortion. Early in pregnancy, most women can have abortions at clinics or outpatient facilities. Between five and seven weeks, a pregnancy can be ended by menstrual extraction, sometimes called menstrual regulation, mini-suction, or preemptive abortion. The contents of the uterus are suctioned out through a thin (3-4 mm) plastic tube inserted through the undiluted cervix. Suction is applied by a bulb syringe or a small pump. Menstrual extraction is safe, but because the amount of fetal material is so small, it is easy to miss. An incomplete abortion means the pregnancy continues. Another type of abortion, medical abortion, involves taking medications. There are two methods. In the first ...
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