When you are faced with important decisions about your reproductive rights, My Choice Medical Center can give you the care and assistance you need. Our mandate is to provide education and support for women and their families during this time, making sure that you are aware of all of your options when it comes to family planning and reproductive decisions. To help us reach this goal, we offer abortion services, family planning services, and reproductive medical care.
Is Abortion Right for Me?
Whether or not an abortion is right for you is a highly personal decision that only you can make. However, here at My Choice Medical Center, we provide you with as much information as possible, so you can make the best decision for you when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. This includes the provision of medical assistance and emotional support services. We do our best to make sure you are well cared for without placing you in a judgmental atmosphere, regardless of your ultimate decision.
Some women seek out abortion services even when a pregnancy is planned. Sometimes, these desired pregnancies need to be terminated for medical reasons, because of non-viability, or to protect your health. Making this decision can be devastating for families, especially if the pregnancy was one that was highly anticipated. These decisions also often need to be made quickly, without giving you and your family a lot of time to seek out accurate information or counseling services. This is another area where My Choice Medical Center can help. We know that discussing your medical needs with highly trained staff can help, even if the decision that winds up being the best is not what you were hoping for.
What Type of Services Are Offered?
There are a few pregnancy termination services, as well as family planning and other medical services offered at My Choice Medical Center. One of those services is surgical abortion. Typically, surgical abortions are performed in the first or second trimester and only when the abortion pill is cannot safely be administered. When you seek out a reputable provider, this procedure is completely safe. In fact, it is statistically safer than proceeding with your pregnancy.
Another option available to women in their first trimester is manual vacuum aspiration. This procedure is also commonly called dilation and curettage. It is performed under local anesthesia and is available until the 16thweek of pregnancy. Dilation and evacuation is another option. This is also available to you until the end of the 16thweek of pregnancy.
In some, rare, circumstances, neither of these options is ideal. When faced with situations like these, doctors often turn to induced abortion. While this procedure is also perfectly safe, it is lengthy and can be difficult for women to endure. It is important for you to speak with medical staff as soon as possible to be fully informed of all your options. Certain procedures can only be safely performed up until a certain time. Speaking with an abortion clinic as early as possible gives you access to a wider variety of options.
Is the Abortion Pill an Option?
The abortion pill, also frequently called medical abortion, is a safe option available for women. A non-surgical alternative to the options above, it is typically preferred by women and physicians alike. This procedure is available until the beginning of your 10thweek of pregnancy and can be 99 percent effective when performed correctly. Additionally, there is little to no risk of long-term complications as a result. Other abortion services also come with very little risk, but there is practically none with medical abortion due to the way it is performed.
The procedures start with the administration of Mifeprex, a medication. This is usually given to the women at the clinic by a physician. Approximately 12 to 48 hours later, a second medication called Misoprostol is taken. Again, this can be done at the clinic, though in some circumstances it can be taken at home. Together, these drugs soften the cervix and block the production of progesterone. Avoiding surgery or other invasive procedures is often preferable for women, especially those who have already endured trauma. It reduces the woman’s infection risk and leads to less invasive follow-up appointments, where an internal exam may not even be required. Another benefit of the abortion pill is that it makes women feel as though they have a little more control over the situation, since part of the procedure can be completed in the comfort of their own homes.
When you have come to the difficult decision to terminate your pregnancy, you want to be sure that you are dealing with medical staff that are compassionate and non-judgmental. Here at My Choice Medical Center, we know that there are no easy decisions when it comes to pregnancy termination. Consequently, we make sure that each one of our staff members is compassionate, empathetic, and non-judgmental. Going through this time is difficult enough for women and their families, you do not need to deal with non-compassionate staff members as well. Our focus is on education and support, not judgment.
Reproductive health care begins way before conception, which is why we also provide women with access to high quality family planning services. We want to give you the information you need to make empowered decisions about your own healthcare, including your available birth control options. We never force one particular method on our clients, instead preferring to offer as much education as possible so you can make the best decision for you depending on your needs and situation. We can provide education and assistance with birth control options such as the pill, the patch, Depo-Provera, IUDs, and condoms.
Finding the Right Women’s Clinic Near Me
My Choice Medical are proud to offer a variety of services to help women with their reproductive health, including family planning, abortion services, and cancer screening tools. We also offer emergency contraception, confidential sexually transmitted infection testing, and pregnancy tests.
If you have questions or concerns about family planning, or your reproductive health in general, give our abortion center a call at 866-397-3070 or stop in to our office servicing Northridge, CA to book an appointment. Our caring and compassionate staff are always here to help however we can.