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3 Ways Of Handling A Teenage Pregnancy

Dec 11, 2007
For a teenager, finding out that she is pregnant can be an extremely distressing and painful affair. Faced with such circumstances, a young girl has a number of alternatives to opt for, with every choice coming with it very own emotional baggage.

One of the rather painful options available, which pregnant teens elect, is ending their pregnancy. Teens often submit to the consequences of abortions in silence, usually all by themselves, as they are mortified in discussing this decision with others. Elders should ensure that an expectant teen is not forced into going in for an abortion and, more importantly, that they are around to offer emotional strength, if the teen chooses to end her pregnancy.

Abortion involves discontinuing the pregnancy prior to an unborn child starting life outside the protection of the mother's womb. Abortions can be unprompted and are known as miscarriage or they can be planned, known as induced. Until 1973, the induced abortions were unlawful; when dealing with the famous Roe vs. Wade case, the Supreme Court was compelled to substantiate the woman's prerogative to select or end her unwelcome pregnancy.

1. Abortions, which are considered far less dangerous and safer, are carried out in the first three months of pregnancy, which is inside the first twelve weeks as calculated from the most recent menstrual cycle. There are many different kinds of abortion procedures, and the particular kind that is done on a specific individual is based on how late into her pregnancy she is.

2. Now, the initial sort of termination of teen pregnancy, or abortion that could be performed is known as medical abortion, and can be carried out inside the initial nine weeks of getting pregnant. Two kinds of drugs are usually used, mifepristone (RU486) or, methotrexate and after that a second drug known as misoprostol has to be taken.

In this kind of abortion, no surgery needs to be performed, but it takes time to bear results, necessitating making numerous calls on the physician or to the abortion clinic. It may sometimes involve quite severe cramping as well as bleeding at home; without a doubt, the combination of both these pills results in the uterus ejecting the fetus. The failure rate of this process is about 10% and then the woman has to look to the next chief option available, surgical abortion.

3. The most widely preferred kind of termination of teen pregnancy, or abortion is the vacuum aspiration, a surgical procedure where the women is administered anesthesia before the fetus is manually taken out from her uterus. This is usually carried out within the first three months of pregnancy.

In this abortion procedure, the cervix is slowly dilated nearly a quarter-inch. A thin tube is inserted from the vagina, passing through the cervix, and into the uterus. The uterine lining's contents are at that point vacuumed out. The procedure is completed within a couple of minutes and usually the woman goes home that very day.

Just as is the case with all pregnancies, the teenage pregnancy abortion during the second trimester (starting in the thirteenth week of pregnancy) is quite uncommon, although they certainly happen; prostaglandin is administered in a treatment center resulting in the contraction of the uterus, which usually continues for more than a few hours. After the twenty-fourth week or during the final three months of pregnancy, abortions are carried out only in the case of the fetus being seriously deformed or the life of the mother is at great risk.
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