What is Included During an Abortion Screening?
It’s important to not rush into any decision about your unwanted pregnancy, and you shouldn’t feel pressured by anyone. You should decide when you are ready. In Georgia, you can have an abortion up to 20 weeks. Our staff at the Women’s Clinic of Atlanta provides excellent medical care and are more than happy to speak with you about your options.
Our abortion screening service includes:
- Easy-to-understand information about your abortion options
- Free, lab-certified pregnancy test results that are required before your abortion
- Ultrasounds for qualifying patients to measure fetal size and gestational age which determines what abortion procedure you’re eligible to receive
We understand that an unplanned pregnancy diagnosis can be overwhelming, but know that you aren’t facing it alone. Our licensed medical professionals and trained patient advocates support your choice and are here to serve Atlanta women from all backgrounds. We will listen to your concerns without judging your decisions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Abortion
After an unwanted pregnancy diagnosis, it’s very common to have questions about types of abortions. There are plenty of myths about abortions you may have heard, so it’s important to speak to a licensed medical professional to ensure you receive factual information about each option. At our Atlanta women’s clinics, we believe it’s critical for you to you make an informed decision about abortion and know your rights.
What’s the difference between a surgical and medical abortion?
During a medical abortion, you are given a special medication to terminate your pregnancy. Unlike a surgical abortion, it doesn’t require anesthesia. There are different types of surgical abortions, and the method used depends on how far along your pregnancy is and your preference. There are questions to be answered with both medical and surgical abortions, and it’s important you speak to a licensed medical professional about these questions before deciding.
What is the abortion pill and how much does it cost?
The abortion pill, also called a medical abortion, uses a specialized medication to end a pregnancy. The abortion pill stops your body from producing a hormone needed for pregnancy called progesterone, then causes your uterus to empty. The abortion pill is often taken in two doses – one at a doctor’s office and the other at home. However, it’s important to know the abortion pill does come with potential side effects, so be sure to speak to our licensed medical professionals as you make your decision.
The cost of the abortion pill varies depending on your health insurance and where you purchase it from. For some insurance plans, the abortion pill is offered at no cost to you. Speak directly to your insurance provider for more information on the cost of the abortion pill.
When do I have to decide if I want an abortion in Georgia?
It’s important to not rush into any decision about your unwanted pregnancy, and you shouldn’t feel pressured by anyone. You should decide when you are ready. In Georgia, you can have an abortion up to 20 weeks.
The Women’s Clinic of Atlanta offers medical services and evidence-based education about all options related to an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, including abortion, adoption, and parenting; per the Medical Director, the Women’s Clinic of Atlanta offers abortion screening and advanced abortion screening.