Second-trimester abortion clinics refer to the in-clinic pregnancy termination between 12 and 28 weeks of pregnancy. It is a complicated medical abortion; only 10–15 % of pregnancies are terminated in the second trimester worldwide. Second-trimester abortions contribute to maternal mortality and morbidity compared to first-trimester abortions, especially in developing countries where access to safe second-trimester abortion is limited.
Second-trimester abortions are typically performed over two days during the mid-trimester, 15 to 23 weeks after your last menstrual period. This abortion is also known as dilation and evacuation (D&E).
Reasons for second-trimester abortion:
Second-trimester surgical abortion is the only option to…Read more