Should I get STD tested before an abortion?

At the Pregnancy Clinic, we recommend STD testing prior to abortion to prevent undiagnosed STDs from spreading farther into the reproductive system.1 At most abortion clinics, STD testing prior to an abortion is not a routine procedure.2 Also, the abortion clinic may charge additional fees for testing. We offer free STD testing for women in […]
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Why should I come to the Pregnancy Clinic instead of taking a home test?

The Pregnancy Clinic offers a free laboratory grade pregnancy test. While at-home tests may be very accurate, they can be mishandled or misread. Additionally, a pregnancy test cannot determine if your pregnancy is viable, (meaning living). The test can detect whether or not the pregnancy hormone (HCG) is present in your urine, but a viability […]
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How safe is the Abortion Pill?

The term “abortion pill” is a misnomer. The medical (or medication) abortion can be an injection or combination of two pills or medications. The Abortion Pill (Mifeprex) is FDA approved to terminate pregnancies up to 7 weeks (49 days) from the LMP.1 Many women choose medication abortion thinking that it will be less painful or […]
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Decisions

A woman has many decisions to make when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. There are several options when considering abortion. Many women seeking an abortion consider the abortion pill, also known as RU 486 or Mifeprex. The FDA approves this method up to 7 weeks (49 days) from the last menstrual period.1 Although the failure […]
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Can you get a Free Abortion in Maryland?

While there are programs that can offer you a reduced or no cost abortion, they are typically based on income qualifications and may not cover other services which could be necessary before having an abortion. Additionally, if your pregnancy is not viable, you may not need an abortion. These are important questions to ask yourself. […]
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