September 12, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is abortion safe? 

Abortion is one of the most common outpatient surgical procedure in the country.  Our doctor has been doing this procedure since 1973.  According to the Guttmacher Institute, a leading public health research organization, abortion is 11 times safer than carrying a pregnancy to term.

Will having an abortion prevent me from having children in the future?

There is no evidence of a link between an uneventful abortion and infertility. The major causes of infertility are scarring of the Fallopian tubes from infections and advanced age of the mother. As with any surgery, infection, though rare, is a risk.

Taking all your medications, following instructions, and returning for your follow-up examination will reduce your chance of any post abortion problems.  If you are concerned about this risk, do not hesitate to ask us about it and we will be able to answer your questions more specifically.

Is abortion painful? 

Every person responds to and tolerates pain differently.  Abortion patients are generally surprised at how well they feel after their abortion. Although most women experience some hard cramping during the procedure, the intensity of the cramps begins to lessen quickly while in recovery.

When patients leave, they may feel light cramping that can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. During a non-surgical abortion, patients can experience a more intense level of cramping for a longer period of time but pain relievers and rest can help manage the discomfort.

How long will I be at the clinic? 

Be prepared to spend anywhere from two to four hours at the clinic.

Can I bring someone with me to the clinic? Can they stay with me during my abortion?

We encourage you to bring a support person with you to your appointment, to sit with you while you wait and to help you get home after the procedure.  However, we will allow your support person into the surgery room, but a private appointment must be booked 72 hours in advance.

Book an Appointment Online.

Feel free to book an appointment with us online.  We assure you that all of your information will be kept confidential.  After you book an appointment with us, you will get a confirmation email stating that we have received your information and your requested appointment time.

If you plan to book online, please set your appointment 3 days in advance.  We will confirm the appointment with you by phone.  If you would like to book sooner, please give us a call.