We provide immediate, safe and compassionate abortion services at all of our 11 clinics around Vietnam. The right procedure for you depends on your preference and the stage of your pregnancy.

Marie Stopes International Vietnam provides both surgical and medical abortion. The right procedure for you depends on your preference and the stage of your pregnancy. At your appointment the doctor will conduct an ultrasound to confirm how far pregnant you are and discuss the options available to you.

What is the difference between medical and surgical abortion?

Medical abortion

Surgical abortion

High success rate1 (93–98%)

High success rate1 (95–100%) 

Surgical instruments are not used

Surgical instruments used on cervix and uterus 

Oral analgesic may be used to manage pain

Manage pain by local anesthetic

Medications cause a process similar to a miscarriage

A clinician performs the procedure 

Termination of pregnancy takes hours after the second medication

Termination is completed in 5-10 minutes although there may be recovery time 

Requires a follow-up visit to the centre

Takes one visit but time in the centre is longer

Only used in early pregnancy

 Can be used at varying gestations 

Pain can be mild to severe.May be managed with pain relief. Bleeding may be heavy or prolonged

Pain and bleeding are usually less

Click on the link inside to see more information about 
medical abortion and surgical abortion service in MSI Clinics in Vietnam or contact our administration team for more support.


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2.     WHO. Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems 2nd Edition 2012; 40-45
3.     WHO.Int/reproductivehealth/publications/unsafe_abortion/9789241548434/en/index.html Accessed 27 November 2012
4.     Schaff E.Contraception 2010;81:1 – 7
5.     Swica Y.et al. Expert Rev. Obstet.Gynecol 2011 6(4), 451–468