An abortion is the medical process of ending a pregnancy so it does not result in the birth of a baby. It is also sometimes known as a ‘termination’ or a ‘termination of pregnancy’.
If you have got pregnant and don’t want the baby, you need to get an abortion done. There can be various reason behind an abortion. For example, your personal circumstances, your health may be at risk, or there is a possibility that your baby might have some serious health issues.
Who to tell?
If you are pregnant and want an abortion, then you don’t have to take permission of your partner, although many people come to a mutual decision about having an abortion.
No clinical procedure is entirely risk free, but abortion poses few risks to a woman’s physical health, particularly when carried out as early as possible in the pregnancy (preferably during the first 12 weeks).
Having an abortion will not usually affect your chances of becoming pregnant and having normal pregnancies in future.
The risk of problems occurring during an abortion is low. However, there are more likely to be problems if an abortion is carried out later in a pregnancy.