Understanding Chemical Abortions

If you are considering pregnancy termination and you are less than six weeks along in your pregnancy by menstrual age, then your gynecologist may recommend a chemical abortion. Chemical abortions are non-invasive, but they are not right for every patient. Your gynecologist will help you weigh up the pros and cons of all of your options.

A chemical abortion is performed by administering medications that stop the pregnancy. The pregnancy is expelled in a way that is akin to having a miscarriage. Many women appreciate that a chemical abortion is non-invasive and has a shorter recovery time, but your gynecologist will consider many different factors when deciding which type of pregnancy termination meets your needs. For abortions later in the first and second trimesters, chemical procedures are not appropriate.

At Washington Surgi-Clinic, our compassionate team is dedicated to helping you make the right choices about your reproductive health, from STD testing to pregnancy termination in Washington, D.C. , with complete patient confidentiality. Make an appointment today by calling (202) 659-9403.