Frequently Asked Questions about Abortion

What is the difference between the Abortion Pill and the Morning After Pill?

The Morning After Pill/Emergency Contraception may be used to prevent pregnancy after having unprotected sex or if your birth control method fails. The Morning After Pill must be taken within 72 hours (3 days) of unprotected intercourse. Remember, however, that emergency contraception cannot reverse a pregnancy that has already started.

The Abortion Pill, also known as RU486 is offered up to 10 weeks of gestation. It’s a combination of medications, Mifeprex or Mifepristone with Misoprostol. The tablets are given to the patient to terminate an early pregnancy without surgery at the center and later at home.

Is abortion a safe procedure?

Most terminations of pregnancy are performed within the first trimester of pregnancy. During this early stage, there is very little risk involved when an abortion is performed by an experienced gynecologist.

Will the procedure be painful?

Most surgical abortions are performed using some type of anesthesia, either local or general anesthesia. There is little discomfort with local anesthesia. There is no discomfort with conscious sedation or general anesthesia. Normally, you will experience some abdominal cramping, similar to menstrual cramps, right after the procedure.

How long will I be at Women’s Choice?

Your visit to Women’s Choice will be probably take approximately 2-3 hours. This includes your recovery time. Much less time is needed to initiate the medical abortion with the abortion pill.

Is a non-surgical abortion safer than a surgical abortion?

There are advantages and disadvantages to both procedures. The abortion pill may be taken up to 10 weeks after a missed period. This procedure usually causes more bleeding and cramping than a surgical abortion. However, some women prefer this method because there is surgical or anesthesia risk involved. If our physician’s evaluation finds you eligible for either procedure, it becomes a matter of personal choice.

Will I be contacted after I leave Women’s Choice Medical Center?

Our staff is extremely sensitive to your privacy and confidentiality. Together with you, we will arrange for appropriate and discreet contact information. Our staff is extremely sensitive to your privacy and confidentiality.

Do I need the consent of my parent or spouse to have an abortion?
Currently, New Jersey Law does not require parental consent or notification. Although, involving your parents, spouse or friend may be helpful in making the best possible choice, ultimately, the decision is up to you.

If you have general questions, please feel free to ask via our General Contact Us form.