Know the facts.

Maybe you’re considering abortion? Abortion is a serious medical procedure that comes with serious risks. Before making up your mind about abortion, make sure to know the accurate information about each procedure. You will also want to confirm your pregnancy with a medical-grade pregnancy test and an ultrasound beforehand. The gestational age of your pregnancy will determine what kind of abortion you qualify for.

We offer free and confidential pregnancy testing and ultrasound so you can verify your pregnancy today.

What Is Abortion?

Abortion is a medical procedure that works to end a pregnancy. There are two major types of abortion procedures: medication abortion (RU-486/the abortion pill), and surgical abortion. Both come with different side effects and risks. The type of procedure done will depend on how far along you are. Make sure to discuss your options with a medical professional.

With medication abortion, two different drugs are used to terminate the pregnancy. Surgical abortion normally involves anesthesia and surgical instruments to remove the contents of the pregnancy. Talk with us today to learn more about each type of abortion procedure.

The Risks Of Abortion

As with any medical procedure, there are risks. According to the Mayo Clinic, some possible risks of medication abortion include:

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work

Possible risk of a surgical abortion include but are not limited to:

  • Scar tissue on the uterine wall
  • Infection
  • Perforation of the uterus
  • Damage to the cervix
  • Fever

Studies also show that most women are affected emotionally after an abortion. Feelings of regret and sadness can happen immediately or sometimes take years to surface. These emotional issues can lead to problems with depression, addiction and sometimes suicide.

For all the information you need to make an informed decision, schedule an appointment today.