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How long do the facilities keep records of an abortion, and what information do they contain do the abortion clinic keep a record of my visit?
Every : Every medical clinic regardless of the type keeps medical records, which means a record of your visit as you stated. Every state has it's own law on how long they are required to keep those records. The average is about 7 years. Regardless these files cannot be shared with anyone that was not directlyinvolved in your care, as they are protected under a certain privacy act. You can contact the clinic for their policy on medical records and privacy information, this should have been given to you at your first visit, check your records. ...Read more
Can some one please explain the difference between an abortion clinic and a pregnancy support clinic?
Big difference : An abortion clinic provides abortion services. It may also be called a family planning clinic. A pregnancy support center, often called a crisis pregnancy center, does not provide abortions. A crisis pregnancy center usually is a religiously affiliated group which offers free counseling to women to help them find alternatives to having an abortion. ...Read more
When I looked for abortion clinic I found all these religious places that I think want to talk me out of it. Who should decide?
You do: The options for you should be presented as such. Once you have the information, as an adult, you will have to decide the course you want to take. What ever you decide to do, make sure it is something you can live with the rest of your life. ...Read more
I have a 7mo old he's in foster care and I found out I'm pregnant again and I don't want the kid. How do I abort wo going to an abortion clinic?
None: There are no safe ways for termination of your pregnancy outside of assistance from a trained medical professional. Look into Planned Parenthood Medical Clinics in your area. If you decide to terminate then also ask the provider about long term birth control options. Implants will last 3 years and IUD will last 5 years. Always remember to wear a condom to protect yourself from any infections. ...Read more
If I just found out today I am 5 weeks & 6 days pregnant from an abortion clinic ultrasound. When would I have conceived the baby?
learn your options.: This is an issue which warrants more than a rapid on-line exchange with a physician who doesn’t know you. Recommend discussing this with your personal physician, your gynecologist or at a family planning clinic. This way you will be aware of your options and make whatever decision is optimal for you. ...Read more
Abortion clinics won't let me get an abortion due to negative urine tests and possible 'periods'. I'm almost 5 months pregnant, what should I do?
Are you pregnant?: If you have been getting periods and urine pregnancy test is negative, what makes you think that you are pregnant? Abortion is a moot issue if you are not pregnant. At five months fetus would be readily detectable by physical examination and ultrasound. Try consulting a different planned parenthood clinic for assurance. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do i need to have a follow up exactly two weeks after my abortion? The clinic i go to is fully booked then and i can only go exactly 17 days after.
No problem: It's no problem at all to go 17 days post procedure. You will be fine. I hope everything turns out okay. I'm glad you're following up with them. ...Read more