Information on abortion
If you have made the decision for an abortion, three options are available to you. Each method of abortion is equally safe and effective. You should make the decision on your preferred method once you have been thoroughly informed on each method. In the following you will find a description of each method.
- Medical abortion using Mifepristone (Mifegyne®/Mifeprex®)
- Surgical abortion
- Comparison of surgical and medical abortion
A termination of pregnancy without complications leaves no traces and therefore will not be detectable later on, not even by a doctor. It has has no negative influence on fertility or any future medical treatment or operation. Furthermore the termination will have no effects on your natural body functions f.e. menstruation, sexuality etc. It is common to all methods that fertility comes back very fast. Usually the next ovulation occurs after 2 weeks and you can get pregnant again if you do not use an effective contraceptive method.
Early development of a pregnancy
Up to 6 1/2 weeks calculated from the 1st day of the last menstruation cycle, no embryo can be visualized yet, therefore merely a gestational sac can be seen. A picture of a gestational sac in the fifth and the sixth week of pregnancy and a corresponding ultrasonic image are shown below.
gestational sac in the fifth week of pregnancy
gestational sac in the sixth week of pregnancy
No embryo is observable therein, as it is not yet developed.
Further information on abortion
FIAPAC – International Federation of Abortion and Contraception Professionals and Associations with an extensive list of international links
Detailed information on all aspects of the abortion of pregnancy including much background information (in german)
Infos on abortion in Germany
Swiss association for the legalisation of abortion of the pregnancy
Further information on the Emergency Contraception (Post-Coital or Morning after Pill)
The Emergency Contraception = Post-coital pill should not be mistaken with medical abortion, Mifegyne® the so called “abortion pill”.
The Emergency contraception pill prevents a pregnancy after unprotected intercourse.
The medical abortion with Mifegyne terminates an already existing pregnancy.
Post-Coital Pill summarised by WHO
Further information on Contraception
Shipment of Condoms, Diaphragms and cervical caps
Austrian Association for Family Planning
Further Information on the visit to a gynecologist
Information on sexuality
Information for women with physical handicaps
Information, consultation, doctoral counseling and gynecological check-ups for women with physical handicaps