As of June 28, 2022, Utah enacted major restrictions on abortions following the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Restrictions on abortion include state-directed counseling designed to discourage women from having abortions and a mandatory 72 hours before the procedure is provided. In addition to state-directed counseling, patients coming to medical facilities looking to obtain an abortion can only get the services covered if their health care plans permit it. Private companies will now only cover abortion only for life endangerment, rape, incest, or if the woman's life is severely comprised. State health care plans will only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment, severely compromised physical health, or cases of fetal impairment, rape, or incest. Patients that are under the age of 18 will only be able to obtain an abortion if the parent or guardian is notified and signs a consent before the abortion. Lastly, abortion clinics are closely monitored by the state and are required to meet the unnecessary and burdensome standards for their physical plant, equipment, and staffing.
Compared to 2014, there has been a 5% decrease in the number of facilities providing abortions in the United States. In 2017, 89% of U.S. counties do not have clinics that provide access to abortions and in Utah 97% do not have clinic that provide abortion services, meaning that women have to travel elsewhere to obtain an abortion.
At My Choice medical center we provide patients 24/7 access to obtain information on our services for the medical pill abortion or the surgical D&C abortion up to 14 weeks of gestation. The doctor and staff at MyChoice medical center provides quality care for women in state and out of state looking to obtain services on women’s reproductive health, birth control, family planning, and abortion services. Our priority is to provide patients with the highest confidentiality during and after your visit with us.
The abortion pill, also known as the medical abortion is provided to women up to 10 weeks after the start of your last menstrual cycle. The pill is a safe an effective method for women looking to end the early stages of pregnancy that uses two different medication to end their pregnancy known as mifepristone and misoprostol. Mifepristone works by blocking your body’s own progesterone and ultimately stopping your pregnancy from advancing. The second medication, misoprostol is taken up to 48 hours later to empty your uterus from the pregnancy. You can expect to have cramping and bleeding from taking misoprostol therefore we prescribe you with a strong acting pain reliever to get through this stage of the medical abortion as well as an antibiotic to prevent infection.
The in-clinic abortion, also known as D&C procedure is a medical procedure that is 99% effective at terminating a pregnancy. The in-clinic abortion works by using a suction to remove the pregnancy out of the uterus. A D&C is a procedure that is done in the clinic and can be used during the early stages of pregnancy or up to 14 weeks of gestation.
The in-clinic abortion procedure is a faster way of ending a pregnancy as everything is expelled from the uterus that same day while the medical abortion pill may take several days.
Please call or text My Choice medical center today to obtain more information on our abortion and gyneological services at 866-397-3070