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What types of abortions are there in Spain?

The Ministry of Equality hopes to introduce a new abortion law at the next meeting of the Council of Ministers. This again drew attention to the right to voluntary termination of pregnancy.

According to the draft new rule, there are big changes that represent progress in women’s rights, such as restoring abortions from 16 years of age without parental consent, or changing the model to ensure that these processes must be carried out in community centers first, and the use of private and agreed centers should be exclusive. But, What types of abortions are there?

Natural or spontaneous abortion

Natural or spontaneous abortion unintentional loss pregnancy. According to the Isadora Clinical Hospital of the Community of Madrid, between 10% and 20% of diagnosed pregnancies end in spontaneous abortion. However, it is likely that this number is higher, as many cases go unnoticed by the woman, as it usually occurs in early pregnancy.

At the slightest suspicion of a spontaneous abortion, it is recommended to contact the nearest clinic to obtain the necessary medical care and prevent possible complications.

Induced or provoked abortion

The right to abortion actually refers to the free choice of women voluntarily terminate a pregnancy. It can be done up to the 14th week of pregnancy. It could also be therapeutic abortionwhich is carried out for medical reasons and in this case can be carried out up to 22 weeks.

Voluntary termination of pregnancy can be carried out in two ways:

Pharmacological: is to take an abortion pill. As a rule, this method is used until the seventh week of pregnancy.

Surgical: These are instrumental processes that may require anesthesia or sedation, ultrasound guidance and, in many cases, follow-up care. Up to 14 weeks, this is considered a low risk process, and between 14 and 20 weeks is already considered a higher risk. After the 20th week, induction of labor will be carried out.


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