If you are considering an abortion, you will need to know for sure that you are actually pregnant and how far along you are. Even if you have pregnancy symptoms or have taken a home test, you should take a free pregnancy test at Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center. Our tests are medical quality and more accurate than most over-the-counter varieties.
You deserve to know what abortion methods are used at different stages of pregnancy and what risks are involved in each procedure. Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center can help you understand all the facts, so you can make an informed, educated decision. Make an appointment today to meet with one of our client advocates or nurses who can provide information, listen to your concerns, and answer your questions.
Many women aren’t completely sure of the risks associated with abortion. The Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center provides abortion information free of charge for anyone in San Diego County. Plus, we also have comprehensive abortion alternative resources available at no cost.
Is abortion a safe procedure?
The chances of having physical complications from an abortion vary greatly depending on the type of clinic where the abortion is performed, the doctor performing the procedure, the type of procedure performed, and the number of weeks old the unborn child is. However, no matter what the circumstances are, the following physical complications can occur:
Are there any long-term physical effects of abortion?
There are several long term risks associated with abortion, including: Tubal pregnancies: increased risk of 30% after one abortion, 160% after 2 or more abortions3 Placenta previa in future pregnancies (600% greater risk)4 Miscarriage (risk is tripled)5 Decreased maternal bonding which can lead to future child abuse6 Possible increased risk of breast cancer7
How is an abortion going to affect me emotionally?
Emotional effects vary from woman to woman, but post-abortion grief has been identified as a serious complication of induced abortion.8 About 50% of post abortive women experience emotional and psychological disturbances such as depression, insomnia, nervousness, guilt, and regret, symptoms that can last for 9 months.
The emotional side effects and considerable psychological toll from abortion is not completely understood until it’s done. However, up-front and honest assessment of abortion’s impact – which is part of Turning Point’s abortion information – will help you make the decision that’s best for you. An important fact about abortion education and support is this: many women, if given the second chance with all the available data, would choose alternatives besides abortion.
What is emergency contraception (EC)? Often called the "morning after pill" EC is a single pill that contains a large amount of a progestin hormone (levonorgestrel) found in some birth control pills. It works primarily by preventing the egg and sperm from meeting. Side effects may include changes in your period, nausea, lower abdominal pain, tiredness, headache, and dizziness. If your period is more than a week late, you may be pregnant.
If you’re considering abortion because of contraception failure, contact Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center. Exploring additional possibilities and alternatives is an important part of our abortion information resources.
The ultrasound is the most accurate way to determine how far along you are. Knowing how far along you are will determine what kind of abortion procedure you are eligible for, which impacts the cost and risks to your health. This is important health information you need to know. We are here to help.
We know that an unplanned pregnancy creates a lot of questions with no easy answers. Turning Point PRC is here to help you by providing a safe, confidential place for you to sort through your feelings. There is no hype, no politics. Let us help you understand your options. We are here for you.
Call us at 858-397-1970 to schedule a free, confidential appointment. Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center is here to help you confirm your pregnancy with a medical quality pregnancy test and ultrasound. All services are free and your health information is private.
The more you know about abortion, the better you are to make the best decision. TPPRC gives you information about abortion and educational resources to put your best interests first. Turning Point’s caring, compassionate and confidential services are offered in a non-judgmental manner. Women facing an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy deserve the best possible support.