If you recently found out you are pregnant and are considering abortion, it is important to educate yourself about the different types of procedures, as well as any associated risks. Choosing abortion can be a life-changing decision, meaning that you will want to carefully consider all of the available information so that you can make an informed, knowledgeable decision.
The staff at our 30+ affiliate locations can provide you with the information you need to make that decision and will be available to answer any questions you may have. If you are considering this unplanned pregnancy option and would like to learn more, please contact us today or find a center nearest you.
Abortion is a procedure intended to terminate a pregnancy. There are two primary methods: surgical, which is performed in-clinic, and medical, which is more commonly referred to as the “abortion pill” and can be taken at home. The method used varies from patient to patient and is dependent upon the gestational age of the pregnancy. Determining the gestational age can be done via an ultrasound.
A surgical abortion can be used within the first or second trimester of pregnancy, while the medical procedure, ingested orally, is an option only in the first few weeks. Each type of procedure comes with its own unique set of risks, which are important to learn about before undergoing one procedure or the other. It is highly encouraged that you give yourself proper time and thought prior to making any decision.
If abortion is something you are thinking about pursuing, please contact us today or visit our Find a Center page to find the center nearest you. While we do not perform or refer for abortions, our staff and volunteers are available to answer any questions you may have regarding the different types of procedures and will discuss those options with you in a caring, open setting.
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