Understand types of abortions, side effects, and access in GA
Considering abortion? Here are some questions and answers to help you decide.
This health information is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.
ABORTIONS IN GA
Prior to any abortion procedure in Georgia, it is necessary to confirm the lack of fetal cardiac activity. An ultrasound is the only way to diagnose fetal cardiac activity.
First Care Women’s Clinic provides free limited diagnostic ultrasounds to clients who receive a positive pregnancy test.
Abortion Safety Checklist
AM I PREGNANT?
If you are experiencing common pregnancy symptoms, get confirmation by a medical professional. See common symptoms and schedule your free pregnancy test now.
DO I UNDERSTAND THE POTENTIAL RISKS?
HOW LATE CAN I GET AN ABORTION IN GA?
Georgia law restricts abortions under certain circumstances. Learn how these laws could affect you.
WILL I FEEL PAIN?
Pain levels vary based on the type of procedure and personal tolerance level. Learn more about various abortion procedures and side effects.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE ABORTION?
Depending on the type of abortion procedure, you may experience varying physical or emotional symptoms. For example, medication abortions, also known as the abortion pill, causes painful contractions. Learn more about what you can expect to experience in your home when ordering the abortion pill by mail.
HAVE I BEEN TESTED FOR STI/STDs?
Being tested and treated for an STI before an abortion can lower a woman’s risk of having infections spread to other parts of her body. Having an untreated Chlamydia infection during a surgical abortion can lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), which could then lead to future ectopic pregnancies or infertility.
What if you plan to get a medical abortion? It is possible for a medical abortion to fail, which would result in patient needing a surgical abortion. Schedule your free appointment to get tested.
HAVE I CONSIDERED ALL OPTIONS?
Women facing unplanned pregnancy have the choice to abort, carry to parent, or make an adoption plan. First Care will provide you with factual information about each option so you are empowered to choose.
WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND?
Reversal of the effects of the first abortion pill is possible if action is taken within 24 to 72 hours. Call now.
WHAT IF COMPLICATIONS OCCUR?
Ask if the abortion doctor has admitting privileges to a hospital nearby should you have an emergency. Make sure the clinic has a plan to provide any follow-up or emergency care, should complications arise during or after the procedure.
HOW DO I RESEARCH ABORTION PROVIDERS?
Find out if the doctor is licensed and board-certified. Also, find out if there are disciplinary actions against the doctor OR malpractice cases .To find out how to check if a doctor has any cases of malpractice, visit here.
DO I KNOW MY RIGHTS AS A MINOR?
IS ABORTION RIGHT FOR YOU?
The licensed medical staff at First Care will help you feel knowledgeable and informed about all of your options to help you make an informed decision about your pregnancy.