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A hysterotomy abortion is a form of surgical abortion. In a hyterotomy abortion, the womb is opened, and the fetus is removed. This is similar to a Caesarean section, but requires a smaller cut.[1]

This method has the greatest risk of complications out of all the abortion procedures.[2] It is only used where other methods can or should not be done. It is used between the 12th and 24th week of pregnancy.[2]


  1. Abortion Archived 2009-10-31 at WebCite. (2007). MSN Encarta. Retrieved July 1, 2007.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roche, Natalie E. (June 16, 2006). Surgical Management of Abortion. Retrieved July 1, 2007.