New York City, NY (PressExposure) July 21, 2011 -- Termination of pregnancy is a very delicate subject and a very controversial one too. The rate of abortion is increasing by the day and the modes of termination of pregnancy are also having newer consequences. Docturs.com/dd talks about the termination of pregnancy and the current trend of different modes of abortion.
Abortion can be done through medications or through a surgical procedure. The medication used is the abortion pill which is widely used. But these pills are being used according to latest medical news which raises the concern. The healthcare experts say that these pills, with painkillers and cough syrups, help to induce pregnancy termination up to 7 weeks and are the most abused medicines.
These medical abortion pills are a DIY - Do It Yourself process and they are an alternative of dealing with unwanted pregnancies. But by law, only gynecologists and registered medical practitioners can prescribe these drugs. But it is seen that there is an easy availability of these dugs without prescription. There is a rampant flouting of the rule as only registered doctors are supposed to prescribe these drugs.
One should also be aware that intake of these pills without proper medical supervision may lead to severe bleeding and can be life-threatening. The first dose of the drug blocks pregnancy hormones while the other dose triggers miscarriage. The usage of these pills has increased as they are convenient because no surgical intervention is required.
One should be aware that these abortion pills should be should be taken only in the earlier stages of pregnancy which is less than 7 weeks otherwise it may prove to be harmful. But there is no awareness about all these - like pills taken in later stages without supervision may result in severe infection, bleeding or infertility in rare cases. One should also be aware about the risks of such pills which may result in certain side-effects like vomiting, headache, excessive bleeding, diarrhea, nausea and painful cramps.
Also, people should be aware that abortion pills are not a definite solution for abortion. It may result in a failure and surgical intervention like D&C (dilation & curettage) becomes necessary. The pill shows 85 to 97 per cent rate of success although the side-effects remain similar like abdominal pain and bleeding (attributed to the process of abortion), vomiting and nausea (on account of pregnancy) and in some cases, diarrhea and fever. Apparently, the side effects vary from woman to woman.
One should know the difference between these abortion pills and the morning-after pills which are emergency contraceptives and they should be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse so that there is no further fertilization or conception. The morning-after pills are taken before missing the monthly menstrual periods while the abortion pills are taken after missing it. The abortion pills should be taken when the pregnancy is proved and it is not desirable to progress with it irrespective of the gender of the fetus.
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