If you are considering abortion, you owe it to yourself to get the most accurate information available. Like any medical procedure, abortion has risks and side effects.

Contact Choices Resource Center to make an appointment. All services are free, confidential, and handled by professional client advocates and medical staff. We’re ready to answer your questions.

Two Main Types of Abortion

There are two types of abortion: medication and surgical. How far along you are in your pregnancy determines which one you can have.

Medication Abortion

Week 1 – 10

The abortion pill (RU486) is known as a medication abortion. It isn’t just one pill. It actually uses two very powerful drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol. This at-home option may seem the most convenient but the process is serious and our nurse practitioner can talk with you about the risks and realities.

Surgical Abortion

There are two types of surgical abortions available depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy.

Week 9 – 13 Vacuum Aspiration

Week 14 – 20 Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)

Contact us today to make an appointment with a licensed nurse practitioner and client advocate. They will talk through the procedures and all your options.

Abortion Side Effects

All abortion procedures come with a variety of side effects and risks.

Possible physical side effects and risks include:

  • Excessive bleeding and possible hemorrhaging with large blood clots
  • Severe cramping
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Possible infection
  • Damage to cervix  (following a surgical abortion)
  • Perforated uterus (following a surgical abortion)

Possible emotional side effects and risks include:

  • Feelings of relief followed by loss, guilt, and/or sadness
  • Depression
  • Inclination to harm oneself or self-medicate with drugs or alcohol
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Post-Abortion Syndrome (PAS) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

We share this information because you deserve to know what happens during and after an abortion. If you’re considering an abortion and want more information or simply a place to talk through your options, contact us to schedule a free and confidential appointment today.

Choices Resource Center does not perform or refer for abortions.