A Medical Abortion is a non-surgical termination of your pregnancy which can be done between 5 weeks and 9 weeks per the standard of the National Abortion Federation. Our medical abortion program is one of the most affordable in the Metro Atlanta Area.
The procedure involves taking a medication called Mifeprex or RU-486. Mifeprex works by blocking progesterone a naturally occurring hormone necessary for the pregnancy to continue. The Physician will administer the medication to you at the facility. 24 to 48 hours after taking the medication you will take another medication, Misoprostol, which is a prostaglandin that will cause the uterus to contract. You will be required to return to ACWC two weeks after completion of the medications for a check-up to make certain the pregnancy has been successfully terminated.
This method of pregnancy termination has been found to be 95% and 98% effective. 1% of women will have a continuing pregnancy, and approximately 2%-5% of women will have an incomplete abortion. In these few cases the Physician will prescribe another round of Misoprostol and have you return in a week to follow-up. In some cases, a D&C may have to be performed (though rare) and there will be no additional charge for the patient. This is only required per the Physician’s recommendation.
The Medical Abortion procedure is not for every woman, however it allows the patient to complete the pregnancy termination in the privacy of her home with 24 hour access to our On-Call RN should any problems or concerns arise.
All patients who choose the Atlanta Center for Women's Choice find a responsive and caring atmosphere that is respectful, compassionate, and non-judgmental.
ACWC offers reduced fees for Medicaid Recipients, Full Time Students, US Military patients and family members.
Contact (Link to contact us page) Us Today for more information, you can also begin making your appointment (link to make an appointment) at this time as well. If you begin making your appointment now be sure to read Georgia's Women's Right to Know Act ( http://health.state.ga.us/wrtk/ ) . All women having an abortion in the State of Georgia must be given this information at least 24 hours prior to having her procedure