Considering an Abortion?
Considering an Abortion
Unwanted pregnancy can put a lot of stress on the physical and mental health of a woman. In such situation, Termination of Pregnancy (TOP) or abortion can be a blessing for her. The termination can be safely performed till the end of second trimester as per state Law. There are two types of procedures available for Termination of Pregnancy.
- Medical Abortion: Use of medicines for termination of pregnancy up to 10 weeks or 70 days.
- Surgical Abortion: Use of surgical methods for termination of pregnancy.
LANGUAGES: English; Spanish; Interpretation by telephone available for other languages.
Q & A Abortion
|Her Smart Choice||Planned Parenthood|
|Same day appointments available||Usually have to wait 2 to 3 weeks for|
|Physician available 24/7 for|
questions and phone consult
|Difficult to reach any staff|
|Minimal waiting time – under 1 hour||Usually takes up to 3 or 4 hours|
|We answer immediately for|
appointments and other questions
|You need to wait 15-30 minutes to get|
someone on the phone.
|Low income eligibility for free|
abortion pill done within 30
|Patient have to spend more than 4|
hours to determine they are eligible
|Walk-in patients welcome at all|
|You need appointment to be seen|
How this regimen is used (FDA regimen)
It requires 3 days and at least 2 visits to a clinic are required for this method.
During initial visit, history is taken and examination of the woman is done followed by pre- abortion counselling and investigations. Once the consent is obtained and contraindications are excluded, a tablet containing 200 mg of Mifepristone (RU-486) is given orally to the woman and advised to re-visit on day 2-or 3
Day 2 or 3
She is given the second tablet containing misoprostol (800 microgram) on day 2 or 3 at clinic. Usually following consumption of second tablet, there will be bleeding from vagina and cramps will be felt in the abdomen. This is due to contraction of uterus and expulsion of aborted products of pregnancy. Antibiotics may also be given to prevent the infection. A pain killer medicine can be given to alleviate the pain.
Follow Up Visit
She is advised to visit on day 15 for re-examination and to ascertain that the abortion is complete. It also gives an opportunity for a doctor to check the health status of the woman. Just like in the earlier regimen the woman is asked for a follow up visit on the 15th day. Call us to find out contraindications of regiment.
Our Los Angeles Area Locations
Her Smart Choice accepts most major insurance plans. Please remember to bring your insurance card(s) with you to your appointment.
We also accept cash payment and offer convenient payment plan options.