You could be considering abortion for more than one reason. You deserve to understand the procedures and risks that come along with them. Be informed to make a confident decision regarding your pregnancy.

Never feel pressured into a decision because of those around you. The final decision is ultimately yours to make.

Two Types of Abortion

1. Medical Abortion

There are two types of drugs taken in the medical abortion process, also referred to as the abortion pill. These drugs are mifepristone and misoprostol. They work together to terminate an existing pregnancy and expel the pregnancy through the vagina.

Some risks that occur after taking the abortion pill (medical abortion) include the following: 

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

2. Surgical Abortion

A surgical abortion is a much more extensive and intense process, using many types of surgical tools (and anesthesia) to remove an existing pregnancy from the uterus. Though there are multiple types of surgical abortion procedures, they share similar physical risks, including:

  • Perforation of the uterus (when a surgical instrument pokes a hole in the uterus)
  • Damage to the cervix (leads to the uterus)
  • Scar tissue on the uterine wall
  • Infection
  • Excessive bleeding 

We recommend visiting your medical provider to review all pregnancy options if you have pre-existing health conditions. Knowing the facts about abortion procedures is crucial.

Before You Make a Decision

It’s essential to safeguard your health by confirming your pregnancy details with our free and confidential medical-grade pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, and STI testing.

Although we do not perform or refer for abortion, our peer counselors are here to walk you through the process and help inform you about abortion and your other options, if desired. You are not alone.

Contact us to get the facts about abortion and better understand your unique pregnancy details. We’re here to listen to your pregnancy situation and help you make a clear decision for your future.