The procedure is called vacuum aspiration, where a small tube is placed into the womb under sedation (painless procedure) to empty the contents inside the womb. No scraping is usually performed to minimize the risk of scarring.
The procedure is known as MTPT (mid trimester pregnancy termination) and is carried out at Thomson Medical Centre. It is a more complicated 2-staged procedure involving initial delivery of the fetus vaginally, followed by a surgical procedure to clean the womb in the operating theatre. This procedure may take 1-2 days in the hospital.
Abortion is strictly prohibited beyond 24 weeks unless the pregnancy jeopardizes the life of the pregnant woman.
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