how early in the pregnancy can you hae an abortion

Different health care providers have different criteria. Some will provide abortion as soon as a woman tests positive for pregnancy. Other providers may want to wait until the fifth or sixth week of pregnancy (which is the first or second week after a missed period). Your local Planned Parenthood can work with you to determine the best time to get an abortion.

It’s best for an abortion to be done as early as possible. Abortions performed early in pregnancy are easier, safer, and cost less than abortions performed later. Nearly 9 out of 10 abortions are performed during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

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