Questions About Pregnancy, Abortion and Your Health

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Pregnancy is a condition that requires special medical care and decisions about what to do next. If you’re considering abortion, you need to understand the health risks involved. Sexual activity also carries with it risks that may impact your overall health. Our Women’s Centers will educate you with information that you need to safeguard your health. Click on the questions below to get more information about each topic.

Are there alternatives to abortion?

If you are pregnant unexpectedly, you might be feeling anxious about the future. Our Women’s Centers specialize in solutions for unplanned pregnancies.

What kinds of abortions are there and what are their risks?

At any of our six Women’s Centers we will provide you with accurate, factual, complete health information about abortion options and abortion risks.

What is the abortion Pill (RU-486) and how does it work?

RU-486, also known as the Abortion Pill, is the name commonly used for an artificial steroid that blocks progesterone, a hormone needed to continue a pregnancy.

I think I’m pregnant, what are my choices?

If your pregnancy test is positive, our trained consultants will meet with you to discuss your options.

How much does an abortion cost?

A first trimester abortion procedure can cost up to $950…

What is the Morning-After Pill and how does it work?

Plan B One-Step®, also known as an emergency contraception, is one pill that has a higher dose of levonorgestrel, a hormone found in some birth control pills.

How can I tell how far along I am in my pregnancy?

Find out how far along you might be with this free online pregnancy calculator.

What are the common pregnancy symptoms?

How do you know if you’re really pregnant? Early signs of pregnancy include…

What is a pregnancy verification form and where can I get one?

We will provide a form verifying that you are pregnant free of charge. This will help you apply for Medicaid and other state health insurance programs.

What are the health risks of being sexually active other than getting pregnant?

An unwanted pregnancy may not be the only side effect of being sexually active. Risks to your health include…

What is an ultrasound and why is it necessary?

An early ultrasound is necessary to medically determine a viable pregnancy and is an important step in understanding your pregnancy options.