Thinking About Abortion?
You are not alone. Our team of medical professionals will provide you with information for all of your options to protect you and your health, so you can make an informed and empowered decision. We are here for you!
Confirm Your Pregnancy
The first step is to confirm your pregnancy. At the clinics, we provide free self-administered medical-grade pregnancy tests and ultrasounds to determine how far along you are in your pregnancy. This will help determine if the pregnancy is developing properly inside the uterus. This information will determine your abortion* options going forward.
What I need to Know About Abortion
The first step is to confirm your pregnancy to make sure you have a viable pregnancy. Next, abortion is a serious medical procedure. There are two options: medical/chemical and surgical abortions.
Depending on the type of procedure and if there are any complications that require surgery or medical treatment, the procedures can cost anywhere from $500-$5,000.
Before making your decision, we provide information on the types of procedures and how they may affect your body specific to your pregnancy. We are here to answer any and all questions you may have.
Types of Abortion
A suction device is placed through the vagina into the uterus to break up the fetus’s body and remove it like a vacuum. It is performed at an abortion clinic and you are sent home the same day. If complications arise, you may have to go to the emergency room to receive further treatment.
Although it’s referred to as a pill (singular), the abortion pill actually consists of two medications: mifepristone and misoprostol.
Mifepristone is taken first, usually in an abortion clinic. This medication cuts the supply of the hormone progesterone to the embryo, which is needed to maintain the pregnancy. Without a steady supply of progesterone, the embryo stops growing. Misoprostol is taken 24-48 hours later at home. This medication causes the uterus to contract and expel the embryo, which ends the pregnancy.
What are the Risks of Abortion?
With any surgical or medical procedures, there are health risks with abortion.
Risks with surgical abortion can lead to damage the uterus, cervix, and other internal organs.
Risks with the abortion pill include incomplete abortion, heavy bleeding, and infection.
Extreme risks include sepsis, fertility loss, and death.
For further questions, our medical team will give you all of the information on the different procedures and go into depth about the certain risks associated with each procedure. Don’t wait and let us walk this unknown journey with you.
Do I Need to Get Tested For STIs Before Having an Abortion?
It’s crucial to get tested for STIs regularly, as many don’t have obvious symptoms. Additionally, STIs can increase your risk of developing a post-abortive infection. We provide testing and treatment at our clinics.
Abortion* Information in Kansas
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- Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. (2022, August 3). Elective Abortion: Does it Affect Subsequent Pregnancies? Mayo Clinic. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/getting-pregnant/expert-answers/abortion/faq-20058551
- Shin, Hyun Joo, et al. “Anaphylactic Shock to Vaginal Misoprostol: A Rare Adverse Reaction to a Frequently Used Drug.” PubMed Central (PMC), 9 Aug. 2018, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6137020
- “Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID): Symptoms, Treatments and Causes.” Cleveland Clinic, 23 Nov. 2020, my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9129-pelvic-inflammatory-disease-pid