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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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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


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Are abortions offered at "free abortion alternative" clinics?

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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Is planned parenthood a teen sexual health clinic?

Is planned parenthood a teen sexual health clinic?

At times: Planned parenthood is a generalized substitute for gynecologic and general health care for women. Most of their efforts are in pelvic inflammatory disease, cancer detection and birth control. A few other areas of interest like pregnancy termination, a small percentage of their total efforts, have been a target of politically inspired demagogues. Female teen sexual health is addresed there. ...Read more

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Community health centers vs. Private practice abortion clinics?

? of funding: Check into the availability of community health clinic and whether they are funded to provide therapeutic abortion. ...Read more

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How do a medical abortion & surgical abortion differ?

How do a medical abortion & surgical abortion differ?

Different risks: Medical abortion uses medications to end pregnancy and causes the uterus to shed its lining. Surgical abortion is done by suction to clear the uterus. A detailed list comparing the two can be found at this link: http://www.Ucsfhealth.Org/education/medical_versus_surgical_abortion/. ...Read more

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How long does the planned parenthood abortion pill appointment take?

How long does the planned parenthood abortion pill appointment take?

Maybe 1-2 hours: Typically this appointment will involve some counseling, an ultrasound and appointment with provider. All of which may take appx 1-2 hours. ...Read more

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Is planned parenthood confidential?

All doctor-patient : Interactions are confidential and protected by hippa rules. ...Read more

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Will planned parenthood perform an amniocentesis? If i don?T have insurance, will planned parenthood offer me an amniocentesis if I am over 35? .

Will planned parenthood perform an amniocentesis? If i don?T have insurance, will planned parenthood offer me an amniocentesis if I am over 35?

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Amnio: In this circumstance you should contact them and ask. There are some new technologies that do cell free dna to check fetal dna for the three major chromosome abnormalities. Here it iscreferred to the "harmony" test. It's another option. ...Read more

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Will planned parenthood perform an amniocentesis? If i don’t have insurance, will planned parenthood offer me an amniocentesis if I am over 35? .

Will planned parenthood perform an amniocentesis? If i don’t have insurance, will planned parenthood offer me an amniocentesis if I am over 35?

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Call them: Different planned parenthoods offer different types of health care. If you're wondering what they offer, call their office and see. If you live in california, you may qualify for medi-cal, which is free health care for women who are pregnant. Again, your health care provider will likely offer you this service if you qualify for their care. Make some calls, don't wait. ...Read more

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Does planned parenthood use local anesthesia for an IUD insertion?

Does planned parenthood use local anesthesia for an IUD insertion?

Relatively painless : Iud insertion is relatively pain less procedure, for anxious patients most of the centers has capacity to give IV sedation , find out and will explain to you. ...Read more

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Do abortion clinics provide any other services besides abortions?

Do abortion clinics provide any other services besides abortions?

Some do: Some offer birth control counseling and prescribe various birth control methods. Some provide routine gynecological care. This is going to depend on the clinic and the services the offer. Their website or front desk should be able to describe their services. ...Read more

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Will my obgyn know if i got an abortion from planned parenthood?

If you tell them: They will not automatically know. You need to tell them. You need to be honest and them because this is a very important part of your ob/gyn history. ...Read more

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Who pays for abortion if you get pregnant after tubal ligation?

You do: Failure rate for a tubal ligation is close to 2 per 1000. That is revealed to you when you sign the informed consent. Unfortunately, tubes can grow back together or form fistulas that are openings that will allow the egg or sperm to pass. ...Read more

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Medical treatment for cervical ectopic pregnancy?

Medical treatment for cervical ectopic pregnancy?

NONE: Ectopic pregency of cervix is rare even rare going to full term, unless get implanted close to uterus, then a nightmare to managing team, always associated with bleeding, could be massive, usually aborts, or require urgent surgical intervention, and medical treatment has no role. Leave it to expert OB surgeon to handle the problem. ...Read more

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Help! what is abortion & abortion pills?

Medical v. Sugical: A medical abortion is a pill that's an anti-progesterone and causes the placenta of very early pregnancy to fall away from uterus. A surgical abortion is when the physician uses an instrument and/or suction to remove a pregnancy from the uterus. In the first trimester, both are very safe. Sometimes you'll hear doctors refer to any loss of pregnancy, as an abortion, i.e. Spontaneous abortion. ...Read more

Clinics (Definition)

Clinics are sites that provide outpatient medical care ...Read more