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Suction Curettage:   Between 6 to 14 weeks after LMP (last menstrual period)      This is the most common surgical abortion procedure. Because the baby is larger, the doctor must first stretch open the cervix using metal rods. Opening the cervix may be painful, so local or general anesthesia is typically needed. After the cervix is stretched open, the doctor inserts a hard plastic tube into the uterus, then connects this tube to a suction machine. The suction pulls the fetus' body apart and out of the uterus.      The doctor may also use a loop-shaped tool called a curette to scrape the fetus and fetal parts out of the uterus. (The doctor may refer to the fetus and fetal parts as the "products of conception.").      Abortion is not a simple medical procedure, and can have many side effects. Short and long-term effects may include the following: heavy bleeding, infection, scarring of the uterine lining, preterm birth, breast cancer, and in some cases death.      Emotional and psychological effects may include depression, drug and alcohol abuse, suicidal thoughts, guilt, and relationship problems.