Your first step in any bodily crisis is a medical consultation and diagnosis. CompassCare offers free diagnostic services to help you through your abortion and pregnancy decisions.
Before deciding the outcome of your pregnancy, it is important to answer these three questions:
- Is my pregnancy viable?
A positive pregnancy test does not mean that it will continue. One in five pregnancies end on their own, most often before 7 weeks. ((National Institutes of Health (2014). Miscarriage. Retrieved from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001488.htm; Wilcox AJ, Weinberg CR, O’Connor JF, Baird DD, Schlatterer JP, Canfield RD (1988). Incidence of early loss of pregnancy. N Engl J Med; 319:89-94.))
- How far along am I?
Gestational age determines the type and cost of abortion procedures that you could be eligible for. Only an ultrasound exam can accurately determine gestational age.
- Do I have an STD?
Having any type of abortion with an untreated STD jeopardizes a woman’s health by increasing her risk of infection and other complications. ((Ovigstad E, et al. (1983). Pelvic inflammatory disease associated with Chlamydia trachomatis infection after therapeutic abortion. Br J Vener Dis, 59: 189-92; Heisterberg L, et al. (1987). The role of vaginal secretory immunoglobulin a, gardnerella vaginalis, anaerobes, and Chlamydia trachomatis in post abortal pelvic inflammatory disease. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 66(2): 99-102.))
CompassCare’s free pre-termination evaluation will give you the answers you need to make the decision that’s best for you. If you think you may be pregnant, call, text or schedule online today.
More Abortion Information
What is Abortion?
Medical Abortion (The Abortion Pill)
First Trimester Surgical Abortion
Second Trimester Surgical Abortion
Risks and Side Effects
After Abortion Care