If you are pregnant and considering this option, it is important 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 facts about the procedures, safety and aftercare. The caring staff at Palm Beach Women’s Clinic can answer your questions and provide you with resources to understand what this process entails.
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.
There are two common methods that are used to terminate a pregnancy and often the method used depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy, as determined by an ultrasound. The most common methods are an in-clinic surgical procedure and RU-486, or “the abortion pill.”
The in-clinic surgical procedure is typically administered during the first or second trimester of pregnancy. RU-486 is taken orally and available during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Both options can pose emotional and physical risks to the mother, and it is important to learn all the facts before taking RU-486. Give yourself the time you need to make a confident decision.
If you are considering this option, call Palm Beach Women’s Clinic to make an appointment in Palm Beach County today. Our staff and volunteers 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 offering accurate information about procedures and risks.
*Rue et. al., “Induced abortion and traumatic stress: A preliminary comparison of American and Russian women,” Medical Science Monitor 10(10): SR5-16, 2004. See also the special report, Forced Abortion in America.