What Are The Most Affordable Types Of Abortion?

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Types of Abortion

Abortion can be categorized into 2 types: medical, which involves the use of pills, and surgical which requires suing medical equipment. 

The choice between these two procedures largely depends on an individual’s personal circumstances and their comfort level with each option. When deciding between these two procedures, it is important to consider your personal circumstances and comfort level with each option. Your healthcare provider can provide guidance based on your specific situation to help you make an informed decision. It’s essential to weigh the benefits and potential risks of each procedure before moving forward.

Do you want an affordable safe abortion?

If you have confirmed that you are pregnant and decided that abortion is the best option for you, Carlton Abortion Clinic can confidentially assist you get rid of the unplanned pregnancy the legal way.

We offer affordable abortion pill procedures up to 11 weeks  at all of our abortion clinics countrywide. Aspiration abortion procedures are also available at select clinics.

You may contact us through WhatsApp or our tele-abortion service to schedule an appointment.

How much would an abortion cost?

The exact expense associated with an abortion procedure is determined by the type of abortion method used and the gestational age of the fetus, which essentially refers to the size of the baby.

As pregnancy progresses, this cost of abortion tends to increase. Additionally, there are variations in price depending on who provides the service; typically, clinics and private practice professionals tend to charge less than hospitals.

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Medical abortion

Medical abortion Aka”” medication abortion involves taking two types of pills, mifepristone and misoprostol respectively.

  • Mifepristone is meant to block the female hormone progesterone. 
  • Misoprostol will then be taken and will assist with the expulsion of the uterus. 

This abortion procedure can be conducted immediately you notice you skipped your period up to 12 weeks into the pregnancy. 


Most women find abortion tablets more convenient  medication abortion to be the best option for them because:-

  • It is quick, feels more natural and the procedure can be completed in the comfort of their own home.
  • Does not require any form of surgery or anesthetic to be used
  • It can be performed immediately you confirm that you are pregnant. 
  • It is very affordable that even students can afford to pay for the abortion medication.


While medication abortion may be considered an effective and affordable option, there are a few potential disadvantages which are:-

  • It is not an option if you have passed the first trimester.
  • You might be required to use the medication in your privacy at home. 
  • There is a possible of an incomplete abortion process incase you are given a lesser dosage.
  • Women tend to experience severe cramping before bleeding takes place.  

Medication abortion isn't suitable if:-

  1. You have an existing medical conditions like bleeding disorders, adrenal failure or elevated blood pressure
  2. Women who have been using steroids or anticoagulant medication 
  3. Lastly if you are allergic to certain medication this abortion option wont be an option for you as well.

Surgical Abortion


Also referred to as in-clinic procedures, they are of of 2 types:-

Vacuum Aspiration 

Usually performed in the first trimester and requires the doctor to use a gentle to remove the contents of the womb.

Dilation and Evacuation

A D&E  will requires a general anaesthetic recommended for ending pregnancies in the 2nd Trimester and completed ones like an ectopic pregnancy.  


  • The procedure is always done at the abortion clinic premises and does not last more than 30 minutes. 
  •  Most women claimed to have experienced slightly to no pain at all during the abortion process.  


  • Vacuum aspiration, dilation and evacuation procedures are costly.  
  •  The uterus may be damaged while it is being stretched open to allow the medical instruments pass through.

What Type of Abortion is Right for Me?

Deciding on which type of abortion procedure will be right is solely dependent on your gestation period (how many weeks pregnant you are) and your previous medical history. To assist you in making an informed decision on what method to choose, we have compiled the essential factors for your consideration in the following table.

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Learn more about abortion

Visit the pages below to learn more about what to expect during your abortion appointment, how you will handle pain during abortion and what to do incase you experience an incomplete abortion. 

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