All abortions end your pregnancy, but there are two general methods: medical and surgical.

If you’re considering an abortion, make sure you’re aware of the side effects and risks and are fully informed. Schedule a free appointment at First Care Clinic to talk with our caring staff.

Medical Abortion: How It Works

Medical abortion (the abortion pill) ends a pregnancy with the first drug, mifepristone. This drug blocks the hormone progesterone, which is essential for the pregnancy to continue.

This drug will cause the uterine lining to thin, and the embryo or fetus will no longer be able to remain attached or grow.

The abortion pill process doesn’t end here. After, a woman takes misoprostol to trigger the uterus to contract, causing abdominal cramping and vaginal bleeding. These contractions will expel the pregnancy and related tissue out of the vagina.

Surgical Abortion: How It Works

A surgical abortion ends a pregnancy by physically removing it from the body using surgical tools and suction.

In this procedure, you would go to a clinic, hospital, or physician’s office.

You would undergo some form of dilation to open up your cervix. Then, the licensed provider would use tools and suction to remove the pregnancy from your uterus.

What to Do if You’re Considering Abortion

If considering abortion, visit First Care Clinic. You can expect the following during your visit.

  • Receive free pregnancy testing.
  • Verify your pregnancy with an ultrasound.
  • Identify important pregnancy details during the ultrasound, such as how far along you are, the location of the pregnancy, and whether it is a viable pregnancy.
  • Get confidential STI testing.
  • Learn more about abortion procedure risks and side effects.
  • Find out your available options.
  • Ask any questions you have.

A free and confidential visit to First Care Clinic will equip you with information to make an empowered choice.

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