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Laws about abortion in your country, practice of abortion (induced abortion), cases of abortion, discussion on abortion?

Laws about abortion in your country, practice of abortion (induced abortion), cases of abortion, discussion on abortion?

Varies: The laws about abortion vary from state to state from serious obstacles to very little obstacle. We have a serious problem with these issues in the usa largely from groups stating that god disapproves (even though not in the bible) and that potential life begins at conception therefore anything preventing development is killing. These are mostly very strongly held but erroneous beliefs. ...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 ...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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Are aphrodesiac drugs legal in the united states?

Are aphrodesiac drugs legal in the united states?

Undefined: There is no prescriptive "aphrodesic" drug available. The closest is viagra (sildenafil). Most products advertised as aphrodesic are in the over the counter supplement category - never tested, and unlikely to work. This is a serious problem with wildlife - for instance folk medicine in china says rhino horn is good for this - so the animal is being hunted to the point of extinction. ...Read more

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Is doctor assisted suicide ethical? It's legal in vermont.

Is doctor assisted suicide ethical? It's legal in vermont.

What matters to u?: This is a question that will likely initiate many answers, but know that there is no "right" answer. What is ethical to some may be unethical to others. What is legal is some states may not be in others. There is no black and white in this subject, only gray. It is important to identify your values and make sure your decisions are dictated by them. ...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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Was given misoprostol 24hrs before surgical abortion. Safe?

Was given misoprostol 24hrs before surgical abortion. Safe?

Definitely: One of the most safe medications we give in obstetrics. Helps to soften the cervix prior to a surgical abortion thus decreasing the risk of laceration or creating a false passage during the abortion. Side effects can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, hot flashes or fever. I give this medication frequently, and 95% of my patients have no side effects. ...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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Do gynecologists normally perscribe the abortion pill for their patients wanting early abortions?

Do gynecologists normally perscribe the abortion pill for their patients wanting early abortions?

Yes: This would normally be prescribed by or under the supervision of a gynecologist. Of course, not every gynecologist will be willing to do this because of moral, social, or legal concerns. ...Read more

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Surgical abortion is safe?

When done properly: Yes it is but any type of procedure can have complications. ...Read more

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Is abortion at 21 weeks gestation available in the state of georgia?

ALMOST IMPOSSBLE : The georgia legislature passed a restrictive abortion bill in may 2012. It states that the only way a woman can get an abortion past 20 weeks is if a doctor and two additional consulting doctors conclude that the abortion is necessary to protect the life of the mother. If you can go to a less restrictive nearby sate, this may be the best way to get the abortion, but you must hurry! ...Read more

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Prenatal testing for abortion purposes?

Minority of cases: Performing tests may find potential problems which might benefit from interventions or early delivery. Pregnancies requiring or benefitting from cesarian delivery i.e. Placenta previa or breech presntations. Can begin planning for chidren with special needs & identify support groups and resources. Some parents to be can not face the future with child with major deformities requiring fulltime care. ...Read more

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Is D&C done only for abortion or termination of pregnancy?

No: D & C can also be done for abnormally thicker uterine lining to obtain sample for biopsy to rule out uterine CA or to help terminate excessive bleeding. It can also be done for retained placenta after childbirth ...Read more

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Are THC pills legal in the states?

Are THC pills legal in the states?

Yes: These are available as a prescription item for physicians having the federal license to prescribe controlled substances. They are sold under the brand name marinol, usually for side effects of cancer chemotherapy and advanced cancer. The effect is generally considerably different than smoked marijuana. ...Read more

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In which states is marijuana legal?

In which states is marijuana legal?

None: Marijuana is not legal in the us unless used for medical purposes only. There are 17 states that allow medicinal marijuana. The list is on the web, just google it. ...Read more

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Why is circumcision allowed in the united states?

Why is circumcision allowed in the united states?

Here are some ...: It's because the social atmosphere in the U. S. has a sufficient weight from its interacting professional, political, and financial strength, leading to its popularity, availability, and affordability. ...Read more

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Is abortion pill worse or surgical abortion?

Surgery: Surgery has a lot of risks, no matter what the procedure or the reason. Although pills also carry their risks as well, many would argue that surgery carries more risks and possible known complications with it than pills. Hope that generally answers your question. ...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