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Abortion Safety / Will it hurt?

With any abortion procedure some amount of discomfort is likely during and after the procedure. Generally women find that the pain is manageable by following the advice and instructions of their provider.

With surgical abortions, most women will experience some heavy cramping and pain during the procedure. The intensity of the pain can vary depending on personal tolerance and anesthetic used. The procedure, especially if it is early in the pregnancy, only takes a few minutes. The pain will lessen quickly while you rest in the monitored recovery room and you will be offered medication for any discomfort.

During a non-surgical abortion, patients can experience a more intense level of cramping for a longer period of time but pain relievers and rest can help manage the discomfort. We recommend that you discuss your pain management options with your chosen provider.\
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