If you’re considering talking to a gynecologist about
pregnancy termination, you should know that you’re certainly not alone. Over a million
women in the U.S. choose to terminate a pregnancy each year. Every woman
has her own personal reasons for choosing pregnancy termination; however,
the following are among the most common reasons.
Even when couples use birth control methods as directed, there is a possibility
of becoming pregnant. The chances of becoming pregnant increase further
if birth control methods, such as the pill, aren’t used as directed.
Unplanned pregnancies frequently occur because a woman forgot to take
a pill a few times or forgot to take it at the same time each day. The
failure of birth control is a common reason for terminating an unplanned
pregnancy; however, it isn’t the only one. Women may choose to terminate
an unplanned pregnancy if they were the victim of rape or incest, or if
it simply isn’t the right time to have a baby.
Another reason to seek pregnancy termination is experiencing problems within
a relationship. In many cases, the father of the child remains in the
family’s life, for better or worse. Some women may choose to terminate
a pregnancy because of domestic violence issues, substance abuse, or other
reasons that may make their partner an unsuitable influence.
Sometimes, pregnancy termination is necessary to preserve the health of
the mother. Women who have been diagnosed with cancer, diabetes, autoimmune
disorders, heart disease, or mental health disorders may choose to have
In addition to maternal health, fetal health is often a concern for women
who decide to terminate a pregnancy. A healthcare provider may determine
through amniocentesis that the fetus has spina bifida, Down syndrome,
muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs, anencephaly, or other
serious medical conditions.
Washington Surgi-Clinic, we firmly believe that every woman has the right to access safe, legal
pregnancy termination services. We provide medical and surgical pregnancy
termination near Washington, D.C. up to 26 weeks of pregnancy. We also
provide morning after pills and STD testing. Contact us at (202) 659-9403
to schedule an appointment.