An abortion is the termination of a pregnancy usually prior to 20 weeks of the pregnancy. There are several kinds of abortion, medical and surgical.

Medical and surgical abortion

A termination of pregnancy can be done with medication very early in pregnancy, usually within weeks after conception.  Beyond on the first few weeks, a surgical abortion is required to end a pregnancy.  

Abortions and Fertility Problems

Many studies have shown that there are no connections between a successful and safe and uncomplicated abortion and subsequent fertility issues. Women who have had an abortion can usually get pregnant without problems.