Abortion is the termination of pregnancy so that the birth of a child doesn’t take place. In medical terms, it is known as the expulsion of a fetus from the uterus before it has reached the stage of viability. An unplanned or unwanted pregnancy can result in a woman going for an abortion. Having unprotected sex or forgetting to use a contraceptive can result in an unwanted pregnancy. It is estimated that 1 out of every 3 women in the US will go through an abortion by the age of 45. An abortion if carried out safely can help to terminate the pregnancy without causing any future complications. It becomes necessary to reach out to a professional doctor to get an abortion done. Unsafe abortion can cause damage to the uterus, thereby affecting the health of the woman and damaging her internal organs. Unsafe abortions are usually carried out in places where there is a lack of resources and skills required to perform an abortion. It is estimated that around 25 million unsafe abortions take place globally every year. This is why consulting a medical professional becomes necessary who can guide you through the necessary steps required for an abortion. There are two types of abortion, namely Surgical and Medical. As the name suggests, Surgical abortion involves a small surgery carried out by a professional doctor. On the other hand, medical abortion involves the use of abortion pills that help to terminate the pregnancy. A surgical abortion can be carried out in cases where the pregnancy has reached its second trimester (or is anywhere around 15 to 24 weeks). On the other hand, medical abortion is successful in cases when the pregnancy is in its first trimester (or no more than 9 weeks). Medical abortion involves the use of pills such as Mifepristone and Misoprostol. These pills are given to you at the time of your visit to the doctor. Mifepristone works by blocking the effects of progesterone and inducing uterine contractions. Misoprostol increases uterine contractions and allows uterine contents to pass easily. The process of abortion gets completed within 7 to 10 days. Your doctor will ask you to get a checkup done after two weeks to check whether the abortion has occurred or not. Follow your doctor’s advice and terminate your pregnancy easily.