Abortion

Procedures

There are two different types of abortion procedures: medical and surgical. A medical abortion is performed by taking a series of two medications, 48 hours apart from one another, to end an early pregnancy. A surgical termination involves having the fetus removed through surgery. For more frequently asked questions about abortion including costs, procedures, the morning after pill, plan b and more, visit our FAQs section!

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Risks

Like any procedure, there are risks associated with abortion. Risks include infection, incomplete removal, heavy bleeding, allergic reaction to drugs, tearing of the cervix, scarring of the uterine lining, perforation of the uterus, damage to internal organs and death.

In addition, abortion carries risks relating to future pregnancies as well as emotional and spiritual consequences. Post-abortion syndrome symptoms may include guilt, anger, anxiety, depression, flashbacks, sexual dysfunction, relationship problems, and alcohol and drug abuse.

Are there different types of abortion?
Yes, there are two different types of abortion. They are medical and surgical. Click on the questions below to learn more about the differences in each.
What is a surgical abortion?
A surgical procedure involves having the contents of the uterus removed through surgery. There are a variety of methods used depending on the number of weeks of pregnancy and the gestational age of the fetus.
Are there any risks with the procedure?

Like any procedure, there are some considerable risks associated with abortion. These include heavy bleeding, infection, incomplete abortion, tearing of the cervix, damage to internal organs, and death. Abortion also carries risk to future pregnancies as well as emotional and spiritual consequences.

What is a medical abortion?
A medical abortion involves taking a series of two pills to end an early pregnancy. The first pill, RU-486 or Mifeprex, blocks the progesterone hormone ending the life of the fetus. The second pill, Misoprostol, is taken 48 hours later to cause contractions in order to expel the fetus. The medical abortion is only approved for pregnancies within 70 days of the last menstrual period.
How much does an abortion cost?

The cost of the procedure depends on how far along you are in the pregnancy and the type of procedure. Generally speaking, an abortion costs between $500 and $1,000. Schedule an appointment to learn more about abortion and the services we offer.

What are my abortion alternatives?

At Women’s Centers of Ohio, we specialize in helping you find the solution that is right for you. Because we’re sensitive to the personal and private nature of your decision, our no-cost consultations are completely confidential. Our goal is to provide excellent medical services, educate you accurately and responsibly on your options, and above all give you a safe place to think them over. 

Your Choice

At Women’s Centers of Ohio, we specialize in helping you find the solution that is right for you. As a result, we are sensitive to the personal and private nature of your decision and our no-cost consultations are completely confidential. Our goal is to provide excellent medical services, educate you accurately and responsibly on your options, and above all give you a safe place to think them over.

When Did I Conceive?

Understanding how conception works is imperative to making your decision. Visit our centers to confirm your pregnancy and discuss next steps. Moreover, calculating your due date will help determine how far along you are and what your options are. Visit our Pregnancy Calculator page and put in the date of your last period. The calculator will estimate your due date using this information. Schedule an appointment at one of our eight centers for a free pregnancy test, ultrasound, options counseling, and more.