What is an abortion?
Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy. It can be induced (abortion) or spontaneous (miscarriage).
For more detailed information see Patient Education/Abortion Education.
There two types of induced abortion:
If you are considering an abortion, it is important to be educated concerning all aspects of the procedure, including abortion side effects and risks. All induced abortions come with risks to the mother, whether it is medical or surgical abortion.
Miscarriage (Spontaneous Abortion)
Miscarriage, or natural loss of the pregnancy is common. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), an estimated 15-20% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will naturally end in a miscarriage.
What questions should I ask from an abortion clinic or an abortion provider?
When considering an abortion, it is important to realize it is not a risk-free procedure and needs to be treated seriously. For your safety and your future reproductive health, there are several very important questions to ask an abortion clinic or provider. We can help you with these questions and any others you may have.
> Is this facility a licensed medical clinic? What are my legal rights?
To receive more information on patients rights, request an appointment or call 760-741-9796 for a confidential consultation. We are here to help. We inform, you decide.
> Is the person performing the abortion procedure a licensed OB/GYN physician?
Make sure to speak with the physician about their license and your anesthesia and pain control choices, before going through with the procedure.
> How is the abortion procedure done and what are the risks and effects?
How we can help!
Free and Confidential Services
Alternatives Medical Clinic is committed to providing the evidence-based medical care and education you need to decide with confidence how you will proceed concerning your unique situation.
While we do not perform abortions or provide abortion referrals, our services are an important first step when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. We do not make any money based on your decision and are committed to providing our Free, confidential services in a friendly, safe and non-judgmental atmosphere.
Questions or Concerns? – Make an Appointment
Request an appointment or call 760-741-9796 for a confidential consultation. We are here to help. We inform, you decide.
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