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Why do some women prefer the medical abortion?

• No anesthesia or surgery required

• It can be done very early in the pregnancy

• They feel more in control

• They may feel it is less invasive

• More “natural”

• They may feel it’s more like a miscarriage

• It’s more private

• They have the abortion at home

How safe is abortion?

Very safe. Our doctors are gynecologists who have years of experience specializing in abortion care. It’s unusual to have even minor problems.

How do I know whether to choose a surgical abortion or abortion by pill?

The Medical abortion must be done very early in the pregnancy, 20 weeks from the first day of your last period. It is more involved than a surgical procedure and may require more than one follow-up visit. Some women like the idea of using medicine rather than instruments for the abortion.

Will I be able to get pregnant again after having an abortion?

Generally, abortion does not affect your fertility. You should consider the day of the abortion the same as the first day of a period with ovulation in about 14 days. You could become pregnant again right away.

How private and confidential is my visit?

Your appointment and all information about your health history and visit are protected and completely confidential. We will not confirm your appointment. We will not release any information concerning you or your appointment without your written permission.

Do I need a referral or do I need to see my doctor to confirm the pregnancy?

No. We’ll perform all the tests and gather all the information we need when you come for your visit.

When can I go back to work?

Most women return to their usual activities the next day. You will need to avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for 2 weeks