Do I need to bring anything?
How much are your services?
Our services are free of charge. We welcome both appointments and walk-ins based on availability. Appointments help guarantee you'll be seen at the time you desire. Contact us for information or appointments.
I am 15 years old. Do I need parental permission?
No. In Maryland, parental permission or notification is not required for our services.
Will you keep my information confidential?
Yes. We abide by HIPPA policies.
Do I need an appointment?
Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. An appointment will help you guarantee you'll be seen at the time you need.
How can I find out more?
Contact us for an appointment or information.
Will you keep my information confidential?
Yes, we abide by HIPPA policies.
How can I get help if I live too far from your office?
We can still help. Pregnancy Clinic is an affiliate of CareNet. CareNet will assist you in finding pregnancy help in your area:
Do you have links to other resources?
Yes! Visit the sites at our links page.
Is abortion painful?
The reports from women vary. While some women experience minimum discomfort and have anesthesia, some women report a painful experience. In addition, many women report emotional pain after the abortion, either from the effects it has on her family or from depression and regret. Read more about the physical and emotional risks of abortion.
Will this affect my future ability to get pregnant?
There are no guarantees. While many women go on to have future pregnancies, there are women who are affected by infertility. For those who want a family in the future, the risks should be considered. In addition, both women and men should consider how the emotional effects can affect their future. Read more about the physical and emotional risks of abortion.
What if my husband/boyfriend is against my having an abortion?
While legally, the decision is yours to make, it is important to consider the responsibility you have to how your decisions affect others. It is also important to look at the reasons and options he is presenting. The Pregnancy Clinic has trained counselors available to meet with both you and your partner to help you make this decision together. Contact us.
What if I don't feel I have any other options?
Sometimes there are more options than you think. Our clinic can talk to you about these options as well as help you find out if your pregnancy is even viable (living) in the first place. If it is not viable, you may have no need for an abortion or you might need other medical care. Contact us for more information.
What are STDs/STIs?
STDs/STIs (sexually transmitted diseases or sexually transmitted infections) are infections that attack the body from various kinds of sexual activity (vaginal intercourse, anal sex, oral sex, and in some cases heavy petting and deep kissing).
Why is it important to be tested?
There is an STD epidemic in our country. 1 out of 5 people have an STD. While an STD can be caught after one time of sexual activity, having several partners increases the risk. It is impossible to tell if someone has an STD just by looking at him or her. Many STDs have no symptoms, but can do a lot of damage to your body. Some can affect your ability to have children in the future. Some can kill you. Some have cures and some do not. Getting tested and treated may help minimize or prevent the damage.
Will a condom protect me from STDs?
Condoms do not protect against all STDs. Some are spread by skin-to-skin contact in areas not covered by a condom, therefore providing no protection. At other times, condoms fail for pregnancy, which only can occur about one day out of the month…an STD can happen any hour of any day.
How are tests done and how much do they cost?
There are a variety of tests for STDs. There is not one test that will cover all STDs. Some tests require blood and others require urine or swabs from the genital area. Yearly pap smears for women are important, but do NOT test for all STDs (only one: HPV). All of our STD tests and services are free of charge.
How can I prevent myself from getting an STD?
Our clinical staff can help you look at your risk factors and give advice for what to do. Abstinence until marriage is the only 100% effective way to prevent STDs. Contact us for an appointment to discuss your risks and options or to get tested.
What is adoption?
Adoption is the legal act of permanently choosing a family to parent a child other than the birth mother and father. After the finalization of an adoption, there is generally no legal difference between biological and adopted children in most jurisdictions. Different jurisdictions have varying laws on adoption and post-adoption. Some practice confidential or closed adoption, strictly limiting the availability to adopted persons (and their families) of information on biological families. Others have varying degrees of open adoption, which may allow for such contact.