Three Questions Before You Decide

No matter what your situation, if you are considering abortion, you need to have the answers to these three important medical questions:

1) Am I really pregnant?

It is possible to have a positive pregnancy test and NOT be pregnant. Between 15% to 20% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage1. The best way to confirm your pregnancy is through a confidential ultrasound exam. Hope offers free limited obstetrical ultrasound via a certified ultrasound technician.

2) How far along am I?

How far along you are will determine what kind of abortion procedure you would be eligible to receive, which impacts cost and personal side-effects. Hope Pregnancy Centers can tell you how far along you are (within about a week) through the use of ultrasound.

3) Do I have an STD?

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, having gonorrhea, chlamydia or bacterial vaginosis can increase a woman’s chance of having an infection after an abortion procedure. This is important because more than one million pregnant woman are annually diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection.

Having an STD when you get an abortion can negatively impact your reproductive health for a lifetime causing such things as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). Many STDs may never develop symptoms, yet can still wreak havoc on your reproductive system, especially if you have an abortion.

“Miscarriage: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia.” U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8 Nov. 2012. Web. 04 Nov. 2013.