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What is late pregnancy termination?
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Late term abortion
A late-term abortion often refers to an induced abortion procedure that occurs after the 20th week of gestation.
The exact point when a pregnancy becomes late-term, however, is not clearly defined. Some sources define an abortion after 16 weeks as "late".

In brief: Late term abortion
A late-term abortion often refers to an induced abortion procedure that occurs after the 20th week of gestation.
The exact point when a pregnancy becomes late-term, however, is not clearly defined. Some sources define an abortion after 16 weeks as "late".
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: After 1st trimester
Late pregnancy termination, or d&e, occurs after the first trimester. It is done if there are complications or severe defects in the pregnancy or sometimes done electively.
It is a more challenging procedure than a 1st trimester pregnancy termination and carries a higher risk of surgical complications such as bleeding.

In brief: After 1st trimester
Late pregnancy termination, or d&e, occurs after the first trimester. It is done if there are complications or severe defects in the pregnancy or sometimes done electively.
It is a more challenging procedure than a 1st trimester pregnancy termination and carries a higher risk of surgical complications such as bleeding.
Dr. Amy Herold
Dr. Amy Herold
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Dr. Justin Diedrich
True, but to put it into perspective, a second trimester abortion is still safer than childbirth..
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