Are you considering abortion?
If you are pregnant and considering this option, it is essential to know about the different procedures and the possible risks involved in this life-changing decision. Most women have heard some information and want to know the methods, safety, and aftercare facts. The caring staff at Palm Beach Women’s Clinic can answer your questions and provide you with resources to understand this process.
What do I need to know about abortion?
Did you know that 84% of women were not fully informed about abortion before having the procedure? We are here to provide you with the facts you need.
If you are considering this option, call Palm Beach Women’s Clinic to make an appointment in Palm Beach County today. Our staff will answer your questions about the types of procedures and discuss your options. Please note that we do not perform or refer for abortions. However, we are committed to providing evidence-based medical education about procedures and risks.
Two Types of Abortion
There are two main types of abortion: medical and surgical. The method used depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy, as determined by an ultrasound. The most common methods are the abortion pill (medical abortion) and an in-clinic surgical procedure.
An in-clinic surgical procedure is typically administered during a pregnancy’s first or second trimester. The abortion pill is taken orally and available during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. Both options can pose emotional and physical risks to the mother, and it is vital to learn all the facts before scheduling your abortion. Give yourself the time you need to make a confident decision.
Side Effects and Potential Risks
Like any medical procedure, abortion has possible side effects and risks. For instance, medical abortion (the abortion pill) can result in severe bleeding and cramping. Because surgical abortion is more invasive, there is potential damage to your uterus or cervix.
Make sure you are fully informed about each procedure, side effects, and potential risks before scheduling an abortion. We can review everything with you to make sure you are prepared.