Abortion is one of your legal options, but is also a serious medical procedure with side effects and potential risks. Therefore, it is important to be well-informed before you making any decisions. Our caring staff will go over all of this information with you with compassion and confidentiality, so that you can make the best decision for you.
Before you can have an abortion, there are a few things you need to know about your pregnancy. The first is to verify your pregnancy with a lab-quality test. Her Health Women’s Center offers free pregnancy tests for you.
In the event you are pregnant, an ultrasound is a logical and important next step. An ultrasound tells you how long you have been pregnant, determining which abortion method you may have as different methods are used at different stages of pregnancy. An ultrasound will also tell you if your pregnancy is viable, meaning there is a heartbeat and the pregnancy is located in the uterus.
It is also important to get tested for STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), as many women with STDs are asymptomatic and do not realize they are infected. Women who undergo a termination procedure with an untreated STD are up to 25% more likely to develop Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) following the abortion procedure. PID can lead to serious consequences including infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain. Click here to learn more.
The abortion pill is exactly what it sounds like: a pill you take home that terminates the pregnancy, typically accompanied by significant cramping and bleeding. These pills use RU-486 or other types of chemicals to terminate an early pregnancy. This method of termination is used up to 70 days after a woman’s last menstrual period. Medical abortion may involve up to 3 office visits and may require a surgical procedure if the medical abortion is incomplete. Like all medical procedures, the abortion pill has risks and is not guaranteed to work as intended. For more information click here.
Abortion Pill Reversal Information
Have you taken the first dose of the ABORTION PILL, MIFEPRISTONE (Mifeprex or RU-486) and are now having second thoughts about your decision?
A medical professional will guide you towards reversing the effects of the abortion pill.
The prospect of surgery, regardless of what type, can be a frightening idea. However, if you’re not a candidate for a medical abortion or if the medical abortion fails, a surgical abortion can be necessary. As the name implies, a surgical abortion is a surgical procedure ending a pregnancy by emptying the uterus (or womb) using surgical instruments. There are different types of surgical procedures and different methods (depending on how far along you are), all of which we can help you understand during your appointment so you can make an informed decision.
When faced with an unintended pregnancy everyone wants to give their opinion about what you should do. But it’s your decision, and no one should decide for you. Our staff and client advocates will give you the guidance and support you need to make an informed decision for yourself. We believe women and men have a right to get accurate information from a resource that will not profit from choices they make. We do not perform or refer for abortions. Therefore we do not profit from any of your sexual health or pregnancy decisions.