Frequently Asked Questions

What are my pregnancy options?

Learn about your options so that you can choose what is best for you to lead a happy and healthy life.

 

  Parenting:

  Choosing to become a parent, giving birth and raising the child.

  Adoption:

  Choosing to give someone else the permanent legal responsibility to raise the child you birthed.

  Abortion:

  Choosing to end the pregnancy, with medicine or through an in-clinic procedure.

What is medication abortion?

Medication abortion, sometimes called the “abortion pill”, is a safe and effective way to end an early pregnancy.

In the United States, medication abortion consists of two different medicines: mifepristone and misoprostol.

How does medication abortion work?

Mifepristone is taken first. It is a medication that blocks the hormone called progesterone, which is needed for a pregnancy to grow.

Misoprostol is taken next. It is a medication that causes cramping, bleeding, and uterine contractions to push pregnancy tissue out. It is kind of like having a really heavy, crampy, period.

What is a virtual clinic?

A virtual clinic is a medical care clinic that exists solely online in which doctors and clinicians can provide care by telehealth.

Virtual clinics may also send patients medications by mail through a pharmacy or directly. Patients will typically need a phone or a device with internet access to receive care.

What does telehealth mean?

Telehealth, sometimes called telemedicine, is the use of telecommunication technologies to provide medical care or services when a patient and a doctor are not in the same place at the same time.

 

Telehealth can consist of:

  • Synchronous, or “live,” communication through phone or video chat

  • Sending and receiving messages from the medical care provider through secure chat messaging,  e-mail, and/or file exchange

What are the benefits of a virtual clinic?

Although virtual clinics may not be as common as traditional brick-and-mortar clinics and seeing a clinician in-person, there are many benefits show why this type of care is desired:

  • Virtual clinics can address health issues wherever patients are, even from the comfort of their own home

  • Making an appointment with a virtual clinic can eliminate travel time and distance, commuting, taking time off from work, need for child care

  • Virtual clinics can also shorten waiting times and expand access to specialists who live further away

 
 
 
 
 
 

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