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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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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 ...Read more