Category: Abortion Cost

Insights in reproductive health research and practice from CompassCare's medical team.

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Pregnancy, Abortion and Breast Health

It has long been disputed among medical researchers that induced abortion (IA) puts women at a higher risk for breast cancer. According to the American College of Pediatricians, this argument is supported by an increasing number of studies which “show that IA prior to 32 weeks in and of itself is a risk factor for […]

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Can you get a Free Abortion in Rochester?

All abortions are paid for by someone–either you, your insurance company, or your state’s taxpayers. How much you would be required to pay out of pocket depends on your insurance status. Also, prior to the actual procedure there are other necessary medical services which will cost you something, depending on your provider. CompassCare is a […]

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How Much Does the Abortion Pill Cost?

Abortion pill cost varies by provider.* According to Planned Parenthood, a pill abortion typically costs anywhere between $300 and $800.1 Similarly, the Guttmacher Institute states that in 2009, “the median cost for a medication abortion was $490 and women paid an average of $483.”2 The abortion pill, also known as RU-486 (or mifepristone), is used in […]

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Will Your Body Pay for an Abortion?

Abortion is marketed as a simple and safe procedure.  However, all medical procedures carry with them a certain amount of risk and abortion is no exception.  It’s important to weigh the cost of the potential immediate physical consequences that an abortion can have on your body. The simple presence of an STD like Chlamydia increases […]

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Abortion Complications: Teens at Higher Risk

Why teenagers? Approximately eighteen percent of all U.S. women obtaining abortions are teenagers. Ages 18 – 19: 11% Ages 15 – 17:  6% Younger than 15: less than 1%1 Teens are more prone to complications arising from induced abortion because they “are more likely than older women to delay having an abortion until after 15 […]

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About Mifepristone (RU-486) Risks

Approved for use in the US in September of 2000, mifepristone is a medication used in combination with misoprostol to facilitate 1st trimester abortion (medical abortion). While misoprostol causes the uterus to contract, mifepristone is responsible for blocking the action of the progesterone needed to sustain a pregnancy, causing changes in the uterine lining, detachment […]

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Will an Abortion Hurt My Chances of Having Children in the Future?

The short answer is yes, it could. Complications that can arise from induced abortion, such as infection and damage to the uterus, are the main cause of future risk to women. In the case of medical abortion, the risks for these complications are increased  in women who have a high risk of uterine rupture; an […]