ABORTION FACTS AND INFORMATION

We believe in helping you understand your body. You deserve all the facts and information on abortion so that you can make confident decisions about your reproductive health. All My Future Approved clinics offer free services to support you in making choices your future self will be proud of. 

Before making a decision about the outcome of your pregnancy, it is important to get answers to these three questions:

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Is the pregnancy viable?

A positive pregnancy test does not always mean your pregnancy will carry to term. In fact, one in five pregnancies end before seven weeks due to natural processes beyond a woman’s control, such as miscarriage. Before deciding on abortion, it’s important to make sure you have all the facts and information. Schedule an appointment and make sure that your pregnancy is viable. 1 You may find out that an abortion is not needed.

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How far along am I?

The abortion procedure you qualify for is determined by how far along you are in your pregnancy. The type of procedure impacts the cost of the pregnancy termination and the possible side effects. The most accurate way to measure how far along you are is with an ultrasound.

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Do I have an STI?

Having an untreated STI at the time of an abortion can increase your risk of abortion-related complications. That’s why it is important to get tested and treated for STIs before seeking an abortion.

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More Information about Abortion

What is Abortion?

An abortion is the termination or ending of a pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. 1 

The Abortion Pill

The abortion pill is a form of induced abortion caused by the combination of two medications, mifepristone and misoprostol.

First Trimester Surgical Abortion

A form of surgical abortion that requires an invasive procedure.

Second Trimester Surgical Abortion

A form of surgical abortion performed after 13 weeks that requires an invasive procedure.

Abortion Costs

Abortion costs depend up how far along the pregnancy is, the provider, and state requirments.

After Abortion Care

After abortion care will depend on the aborton method.

Illinois Abortion Laws

Illinois has some of the most relaxed laws regarding abortion.

References

  1. Abortion Medical Definition | Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/abortion 
  2. Induced Abortion – definition of induced abortion by Medical dictionary. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/induced+abortion 
  3. Therapeutic Abortion Medical Definition | Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.merriamwebster.com/medical/therapeutic%20abortion 
  4. spontaneous abortion – definition of spontaneous abortion by Medical dictionary. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/spontaneous+abortion