What is Abortion?
The three ways pregnancies can end are:
- Giving birth
- Having a miscarriage
- Choosing to have an abortion
As of August 25th, 2022, all abortion procedures in Tennessee are banned except in cases where the mother’s life or physical health is endangered.
Types of Abortion
There are two types of abortion: surgical and medical. The abortion provider chooses the method based on how far along you are in your pregnancy.
Like all medical procedures, each abortion method has side effects and potential risks. Although we do not provide or refer for abortions, we can give you the factual information you need to make a knowledgeable decision.
Surgical abortions are performed in an abortion clinic and are more invasive than medical abortions. The abortion provider chooses the surgical procedure based on the level of pregnancy growth. Various surgical terminations involve dilating (opening) the cervix and passing instruments into the uterus to suction, grasp, pull, and scrape the pregnancy out.
The Abortion Pill
The abortion pill is also known as a medical or chemical abortion because it uses two drugs to terminate a pregnancy over a 24 to 48-hour period. The FDA approved the abortion pill to end a pregnancy through 70 days of gestation (70 days or less since the first day of a woman’s last menstrual period).
Before An Abortion
Since up to 20% of known pregnancies have the possibility of ending in a natural miscarriage, it’s essential to confirm your pregnancy before making a decision. At Choices, we provide no-cost laboratory-quality pregnancy testing and limited obstetrical ultrasounds.
An ultrasound can determine if your pregnancy is viable or if you’ve miscarried. In addition, an ultrasound reveals how far along you are and the location of your pregnancy.
Schedule your no-cost appointment with a member of our medical team today.
There are two types of abortion procedures: medical or medication and surgical. The procedure you receive is determined by how far along you are in your pregnancy. Before deciding on abortion, learn about the procedures, side effects and potential risks of each one. Set up your no-cost consultation today.
Abortion Risks and Side Effects
Like any major medical procedure, each type of abortion comes with side effects and risks. Make sure you are aware of the possibilites for complications before scheduling your abortion appointment. We can review everything with you, and show you other options. Set up a no-cost options consultation today.