There are two main types of abortion:
Medication abortion also called the abortion pill or a chemical abortion, can be taken up to 70 days (10 weeks) pregnant. A medication abortion requires two steps and involves two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol. It is taken in two doses, one typically at a doctor’s office and the other at home. Another doctor’s visit is needed to confirm the the abortion is complete.
There are several types of surgical abortions. Suction aspiration, also called suction curettage or vacuum aspiration abortion, is performed during the first 6 to 16 weeks gestation. Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) is another type of procedure typically done in later weeks. Both types have risks and side-effects and greatly vary depending on your gestation and health.
If you are considering abortion, your first step is a pre-abortion assessment. We never financially benefit from your decision and can discuss your options with absolutely no pressure. All services are free and confidential.
STIs & ABORTION
If you undergo an abortion with an undiagnosed STI, like chlamydia, you have a greater risk of developing PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease). PID can lead to serious consequences including infertility, ectopic pregnancy, abscess formation, and chronic pelvic pain. Since many women with STIs are asymptomatic and don’t realize they are infected, we recommend STI testing before undergoing an abortion.