If you’re considering an abortion, there is a lot you need to know. Just like any other medical procedure or surgery you might have, you have a right to be informed about the risks, methods, and after-care options available to you. There are several types of abortion procedures. The gestational age of your baby will determine which procedure is available, and each comes with different risks.
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Procedures: Non-Surgical/Medical Abortions
A medical abortion is a non-surgical abortion method that ends a pregnancy with a combination of oral, vaginal, or injectable drugs. This is often referred to as the “abortion pill.” These procedures can only be used in the earliest stages of pregnancy—usually up to 7 weeks from your last period.
Procedures: Surgical Abortions
Surgical abortions end a pregnancy by physically removing the fetus and other tissue from your uterus. Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy, you may need general anesthesia, which carries its own risks in addition to the abortion procedure. In the state of Texas, surgical abortions may be performed up to 22 weeks of pregnancy.
Abortion – FAQ
Find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about abortion and how Thrive Women’s Clinic can help you.
We understand that facing an unexpected pregnancy can be overwhelming, so we’re here to help you understand your options and support you in making the best choice for you and your pregnancy. All of our services are free of charge—all you need to do is make an appointment. Here are some of the ways we can help.
- Bacterial vaginosis(BV)
- Hepatitis, viral
- Herpes, Genital
- HIV/AIDS & STDs
- Know your options:
- Due date calculator
- Stages of pregnancy
- Sexual health & STDs
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If you’re pregnant, it’s important for you to know about fetal development, especially if you’re considering having an abortion.
If you are sexually active, you need to know about Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). You can get an STD with any kind of sexual contact, whether you wear a condom or not.