Are You Considering Abortion?
Before making an appointment at an abortion clinic, learn more about the procedures, side effects, and potential risks. You deserve to have the facts before choosing this life-changing option.
True Care Women’s Resource Center is committed to providing you with everything you need to make an informed choice regarding your pregnancy. We believe you have the right to get accurate information from a resource that does not profit from your choice.
Schedule an appointment today if you’re interested in learning more about all three of your options or receiving any of our no-cost and confidential services.
Types of Abortion
There are two types of abortion, medication and surgical. The number of days you’ve been pregnant determines which procedure you have.
The abortion pill is a medication abortion because it uses two drugs to terminate a pregnancy. Many people think that since this procedure uses drugs, it doesn’t require physician oversight, but that’s not true. It’s essential to have a doctor administer, give instructions, and monitor abortion pill usage.
The FDA has approved using the abortion pill method up to 70 days of pregnancy.
The first drug prevents the uterus from absorbing the hormone called progesterone. Without this necessary hormone, the pregnancy cannot survive.
The second drug, taken 24 to 48 hours later, causes the uterus to cramp and bleed to expel the pregnancy from your body.
Potential Side Effects And Risks Of The Abortion Pill
According to the Mayo Clinic, these are the side effects and risks of the abortion pill method:
- Incomplete abortion
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Fever and chills
- Digestive system discomfort, diarrhea
- Nausea, vomiting
Surgical Abortion Procedures
How many days you’ve been pregnant determines the type of surgical abortion performed. Each procedure varies slightly, but most require the insertion of rods to dilate your cervix and a suction device to pull out the pregnancy.
A surgical abortion procedure is more invasive, more expensive, and requires more recovery time than a medical abortion.
Potential Side Effects And Risks Of Surgical Abortion
- Heavy bleeding
- Perforated uterus
- Damaged cervix
- Scar tissue on the uterine wall
As you consider your options, you may have questions. We’re here for you! Learn more by reading our Abortion Health and Safety Checklist.
Schedule a no-cost consultation on all your options in a confidential, judgment-free environment. Since we do not profit from your decision, we’re able to offer an unbiased perspective. Contact us today for more information!
True Care Women’s Resource Center does not provide or refer for abortions, and we do not profit from any of your sexual health or pregnancy decisions.