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If you are considering having an abortion, it is in your best interest to take the time to get all the information you need, so you can make a fully informed decision.

Most pregnancy tests are reliable. However, to diagnose and confirm that you are pregnant, will require a visit to a doctor or other healthcare provider.

Another thing for you to be know is, an ultrasound exam can help confirm if your pregnancy is viable (capable of living). An ultrasound can make sure that you are not experiencing an ectopic pregnancy or that you could be in the process of miscarrying.. A Woman’s Place Medical Clinic offers ultrasounds at no cost to you.

At A Woman’s Place Medical Clinic, we have medical professionals on staff at all locations.. You may meet with a Registered Nurse or a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer who will guide you through the ultrasound process. We do not benefit financially in any way by your decision. We are here to help you understand the physical and emotional risks associated with abortion.

There is evidence that shows induced abortion can have long term health risks such as heavy bleeding, infection or damage to your uterus and/or cervix. [1]

Abortion can affect you emotionally too. Initially, most women feel relief and are looking back to their lives getting back to normal.  But some women experience depression, increased drug and alcohol use and symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Teens and women who live with their parents may want to think about how abortion will affect those relationships. Did you know that if you are under 18, your state may require one or both of your parents to give permission for your abortion or be told of your decision prior to the abortion?

Abortion is not a quick fix. It’s complicated. It can be a life changing event with significant long term physical, emotional and spiritual consequences. You have the legal right to choose the outcome of your pregnancy.  Real empowerment comes when you find the strength and resources to make your best choice.

[1] Thorp, J. M., Jr., K. E. Hartmann, and E. Shadigian. "Long-Term Physical and Psychological Health Consequences of Induced Abortion: Review of the Evidence." Obstet Gynecol Surv 58, no. 1 (Jan 2003): 67-79.