Are You Considering Abortion?
Abortion is a serious medical decision with the possibility of long-term physical and mental health complications. There are some steps you should take before moving forward. For instance, do you know how far along your pregnancy is? The number of weeks you’ve been pregnant determines the type of abortion options you may have.
Know the facts. You owe it to yourself to make a fully informed decision.
Before choosing an abortion, here are some recommended steps:
- Review your medical history and overall health with your healthcare provider
- Check for a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that might put your health at greater risk if you have an abortion
- Have a limited obstetric ultrasound to determine how far along you are, where the pregnancy is located, and if it is viable (developing)
- Get the facts about procedures, expected side effects, and potential risks
- Know your rights
Health Issues That Limit a Medical Abortion (the abortion pill method):
- If you are too far along in your pregnancy. The Mayo Clinic recommends no more than nine weeks (beginning with the first day of your last menstrual period).
- If you have an intrauterine device (IUD) currently in place
- If you have a suspected pregnancy outside of the uterus
- If you have certain medical conditions
- If you take a blood thinner
- If you can’t make follow-up visits to your provider or don’t have access to emergency care.
- If you are allergic to the drugs used
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To learn more about the various procedures and their risks, contact us. We’ll confidentially provide accurate information to protect your health and safety.