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Termination of first trimester pregnancy
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Nearly 200,000 pregnancies were terminated in the UK in 1996.1,2 Around 90% of the terminations were performed within the first 13 weeks of pregnancy.1,2 In this article, we discuss the two approaches used to achieve termination at this stage of pregnancy: medicines and vacuum aspiration.

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