Is abortion painful?

It all depends on the type of abortion chosen.

Thanks to the sedative drugs used, surgical abortion is often painless. Some women will experience mild abdominal pain, similar to menstrual cramps. The medical staff will make sure to give you the optimal dose of medication so that your abortion experience is as smooth as possible.

Medication abortion often causes a higher level of pain, as the uterus has to expel the pregnancy. The process may take up to several hours. You will be offered oral medication to reduce discomfort during more difficult times.

For more information, please visit the Abortion section of our website or call us at 514-843-7904.