Tag: physical health

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

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What Happens During a Medication Abortion?

A medical abortion consists of the administering of two drugs: RU-486 (Mifepristone (Mifeprex) and Misoprostol. The FDA approved protocol for an RU-486 medical abortion includes three office visits, as follows: Mifepristone is given orally during your first office visit. Mifepristone blocks progesterone from the uterine lining, causing the fetus to die. This alone may cause […]

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So You’re Pregnant? Symptoms & Possible Complications

Jenna just found out last week that she’s pregnant. But before she can make a decision about her pregnancy, she begins to experience cramping and light bleeding. She wonders, is she miscarrying or is this a normal part of the early stages of pregnancy? Is there still time to decide whether she wants to keep […]

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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 […]