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What are the various methods of abortion?

Seven abortion methods are practiced in the U.S.:

  • Medication Abortion
  • ┬áSuction (Vacuum) Aspiration
  • Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
  • Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)
  • Intracardiac Injection Abortion
  • Dilation and Extraction (D&X or Partial-Birth Abortion)
  • Labor Induction Abortion

Each of these methods is described in detail below.

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