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Dr. Steven Watry
Board Certified, General Practice
15 years in practice
597K people helped
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What are ways to get unpregnant without abortion ?

Dr. Steven Watry
Board Certified, General Practice
15 years in practice
597K people helped
What are ways to get unpregnant without abortion ?

No: Termination of pregnancy is, by definition, abortion. It can be performed surgically, or in some cases with Rx medication. Please speak with your doctor about the options.. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified
25 years in practice
49M people helped
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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Board Certified, Gynecology
35 years in practice
1M people helped
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Is having an abortion safe?

Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Board Certified, Gynecology
35 years in practice
1M people helped
Is having an abortion safe?

Yes: Abortions if performed by an experienced provider has less risk than if you were a smoker and taking birth contrl pills. Safe if you are emotionally and morally prepared for the termination of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified
25 years in practice
49M people helped
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Board Certified, Geriatrics
16 years in practice
5M people helped
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What arel the downside to having abortion?

Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Board Certified, Geriatrics
16 years in practice
5M people helped

Difficult question: The physical risk to the mother is quite low however the psychological consequences can be severe. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
143M people helped
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Well is abortion murder?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
143M people helped

It depends: It depends on when the embryo is considered to be an individual human being. Some believe that designation begins with fertilization. For those people, abortion is murder. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified
25 years in practice
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Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
34M people helped
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Is the abortion pill safe and effective? Espexially at 9 weeks

Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
34M people helped
Is the abortion  pill safe and effective? Espexially at 9 weeks

Day after pill: I strongly advise you seeking the advice and guidance of a gynecologist as this is not the proper forum for this. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
13M people helped
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Abortion pills cause death? What are the maximum risk in it?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
13M people helped
Abortion pills cause death? What are the maximum risk in it?

To the fetus, yes: The abortion pill Mifepristone causes the death of the fetus by blocking progesterone. Another medication is used to help empty the uterus. Mifepristone is for use during the first 7 weeks of pregnancy. Rare cases of women's deaths from infection, after Mifepristone abortion, have been reported (about 1/100, 000). Sepsis, not the medication, is presumed to be the cause of those rare deaths. ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
30M people helped
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How do I determine to get an abortion or not when my child has tested positive for a disability?

Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
30M people helped

Difficult to answer: Dr amster's advice is good.My suggestion is to discuss the problem with a geneticicist plus a medical pediatric or pediatric surgical sub-specialist taking are of the type of disability your child would have. Then it is up to you and child's father to make a decision which of course needs should take into account child's probable quality of life as well as impact on your entire family. Not easy. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
37 years in practice
1M people helped
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Do teens get free access to abortion pills?

Dr. Janice Alexander
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
37 years in practice
1M people helped
Do teens get free access to abortion pills?

Yes,butF/U is recom: Teens can access emergency contraception over the counter as Plan B in some states and at some planned parenthood clinics. Follow up with a provider is always recommended and encouraged to make sure the medication was effective and that you are still not pregnant. Taking this medication unsupervised is not always a safe alternative. Please see a provider! ...Read more

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
24 years in practice
12M people helped
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Can Ampiclox cause abortion?

Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
24 years in practice
12M people helped

No: This is an antibiotic that should not cause a misccariage and is relatively safe to be taken during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary David
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
2016 years in practice
5M people helped
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Can i get an abortion at the age of 14 ?

Dr. Mary David
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
2016 years in practice
5M people helped

State law: The law varies from state to state. You can get one but you may have to have your parental permission and other restrictions may apply. Good luck. Be safe. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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