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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Abortion Alternatives (Overview)

Abortion alternatives are offered by family planning service centers and hospitals, and include adoption.


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What are abortion alternatives?

What are abortion alternatives?

Medical & Surgical: Medical abortion is usually done with a combination of oral agents at less than 8 weeks gestation.
Surgical abortion involves a suction or scraping procedure of the intra- uterine contents and can be done up to 14 to 16 weeks gestation. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
3 Doctors shared insights

Abortion Alternatives (Overview)

Abortion alternatives are offered by family planning service centers and hospitals, and include adoption.


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What do abortion alternatives mean?

What do abortion alternatives mean?

Medical & Surgical: Medical abortion is usually done with a combination of oral agents at less than 8 weeks gestation.
Surgical abortion involves a suction or scraping procedure of the intra- uterine contents and can be done up to 14 to 16 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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Any late term abortion alternatives?

Any late term abortion alternatives?

Depends: It all depends on gestational age and the doctor performing the procedure. The higher the gestational age the higher the chance of using a procedure that looks like induction of labor.Up to 23 weeks it can be performed a dilatation and evacuation. ...Read more

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When people say abortion alternatives what do they mean?

Medical & Surgical: Medical abortion is usually done with a combination of oral agents at less than 8 weeks gestation.
Surgical abortion involves a suction or scraping procedure of the intra- uterine contents and can be done up to 14 to 16 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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Do they perform abortions at free abortion alternative clinics?

Do they perform abortions at free abortion alternative clinics?

I believe "No": These clinics, which are much more numerous than abortion clinics, have historically been run by religious conservatives who will try to persuade you by any means not to have an abortion. They perform no abortions or other medical procedures and are unregulated. Your physician might be a better person to talk with, & there are on-the-level folks who will help you should you choose adoption. ...Read more

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Are abortions offered at "free abortion alternative" clinics?

No: These are run by anti-abortion activists. Once you walk into the door, the people will do everything possible to dissuade you from having an abortion. You may or may not be offered some or total financial help with your delivery and placement in an adoptive home for your child. ...Read more

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Are there alternative choices to having an abortion?

Yes: An abortion, or termination of pregnancy, can be performed in several ways. There are medications to end a pregnancy if it is early. There are also procedures for later pregnancies. The alternative to abortion would be adoption. ...Read more

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How many abortions do doctors perform each year in the U.S.?

How many abortions do doctors perform each year in the U.S.?

A million: In 2011, there were 1, 058, 490 abortions in the USA. The rate has been dropping since the mid '80s. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How many women in the u.S. Have had just one abortion?

How many women in the u.S. Have had just one abortion?

1 in 3: Believe it or not, abortion is very common. 1 in 3 women will have had at least one abortion by the time they reach menopause. ...Read more

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I know they were illegal during the 50's, but are abortions still undergone today in all countries?

Yes: Many countries outlaw abortion. Women still have them even when they are outlawed, they are just more likely to die from an illegal abortion. Abortion rates, in fact, can be higher in countries where they are illegal because women typically don't have good access to birth control in those countries. ...Read more

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Hi. I took abortion pills in 3days ago and after 2hours I bleed then I drink the last 1 but what worry me s that I only bleed that day and?

Ur? Is Unclear: The only approved oral (pill) medical abortion regimen utilizes one pill - mifepristone, followed 24-48hrs later by 4 pills - misoprosol placed between your cheek and gum until they dissolve. If taken properly, and when 9 weeks pregnant or less, this regimen is up to 98% effective. I do not understand what pills you took or when or how you took them. Please see Dr asap for an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I did an abortion but didn't bleed. The u/s showed 5weeks and 6days fetus and no heartbeat. Heartbeat would still be possible at 7 weeks and 4days?

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abortion the pregnancy was missed. If you used Cytotec (misoprostol) to induce termination it was unsuccessful. If there is a heart beat at 7 weeks and 4 days either the first heartbeat was missed or a new pregnancy was conceived. The abortion unfortunately was unsuccessful. Contact your doctor. ...Read more

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How do they do an abortion?

How do they do an abortion?

D&C: Abortion is a d and c usually. However there is a pill protocol that can induce an abortion. That is called ru 486. Please consult your doctor for all your options. ...Read more

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Who can advise me on abortion?

Your Physician: Your physician should be able to give you advice. ...Read more

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Is abortion a safe procedure?

Abortions safe: Abortions or any other surgical procedure performed by a skilled, trained physician can have complications. There are less problems if the patient has good health with few to no medical problems. An abortion has fewer risks if performed prior to the first trimester ...Read more

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What is last month for abortion?

What is last month for abortion?

Depends: It really depends on your locality/state. Most states in the U.S. put the limit around 24 weeks (around 6 months). ...Read more

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How to do an abortion medically?

See a gyn: You will need to see a gyn who can prescribe the right medications to help you attain this goal.
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What kind of food after abortion?

What kind of food after abortion?

Healthy diet: Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, for fat milk products, small amounts of seafood and lean meats. Curtail intake of saturated fats. Exercise about 30 minute/day for 150 minutes/week. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of any pregnancy. ...Read more