On October 19, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control released their annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report. According to the report, the three most prevalent STDs – chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis – have regained popularity among the 15- to 24-year-old U.S. population. In fact, the number of diagnosed cases reported in 2015 among these diseases […]
You may find yourself in an unplanned pregnancy and considering abortion. There are 3 important pieces of information that you need to have before you can make a decision about that pregnancy and what kind of abortion you are eligible for.
Question #1: Are Your Really Pregnant?
The first bit of information that you need to know is if you’re really pregnant. 31% of pregnancies end on their own before 8 weeks. Here in our office, we will give you a clinical pregnancy test to determine if you are really pregnant.
Question #2: How Far Along Are You?
The second piece of information you need is to know how far along you are. The cost and the type of abortion procedure you would be eligible for are greatly affected by how far along your pregnancy is. The only sure way to know that is to do an ultrasound. Here in our office, we would do an ultrasound to determine the gestational age of your pregnancy.
Question #3: Do You Have an STD?
The third piece of information that’s very important is that you need to know if you have an STD. Having an abortion with an untreated STD can cause great risk to your future reproductive health, and we want to help protect that.
Being pregnant when you didn’t intend to is overwhelming and brings with it a lot of questions. The partiality of abortion clinics, personal doubts, and political arguments about abortion don’t have to cloud your judgement. You can have the confidence to make an educated, informed choice about this pregnancy. The choice is yours, but you don’t have to make it alone.
Please call 585.232.3894 or book an appointment online to set up your free, one-hour pre-abortion appointment with a caring, professional nurse.
Some women experience sexual dysfunction after an abortion.1 The following issues can often be associated with early pregnancy termination: Increased vaginal dryness Decreased sexual desire Loss of orgasm ability Dyspareunia (painful intercourse) Tell your doctor if you have had an abortion and are experiencing any of these symptoms. They may be able to help. 1 […]
A woman tends to choose birth control based on what she considers to be the most convenient and effective method for her. However, it’s important to weigh carefully the risks and side effects of each method. Contraceptives were used during the month of conception in 48% of unintended pregnancies.1 Male Condom: 82-98% effective at preventing […]
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are infections spread by sexual contact with skin, genitals, mouth, rectum, or body fluids. Click here to read a full report, “Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among female adolescents aged 14 to 19 in the United States.” What is Your STD Risk Ratio?
Sex is fun. It’s in the moment. It’s a gratifying experience with little consequence… that you can see right now anyway. But with every seemingly good thing can come unintended results, and those can sometimes be more than you bargained for – like an STD. Take a moment to ask yourself these 3 questions: 1. […]
Today’s adolescents are dealing with more sexual pressures than ever. By age 15, parental influence is eclipsed by the social weight of peers. Yet even with increased pressure, teens are often choosing not to engage in sex. In a recent study of over 4500 U.S. teenagers aged 15-19, sexual activity declined from 1988 to the […]
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 […]
The illicit use of drugs – prescription, over-the-counter or illegal – during pregnancy can greatly affect the health of both the fetus and the mother. If you’ve been using drugs and are pregnant, contact your health care provider right away. Maternal Risks Studies show that women who use illegal drugs such as heroine, cocaine or […]
Providers often will not furnish a full range of facts when prescribing Combined Oral Contraceptives (COC), basing the information given on their own professional opinion rather than a well-balanced presentation of the data available. Ultimately, it’s your responsibility to read the fine print. Types of Oral Contraceptives There are two main types of oral contraceptives: […]