How long should I expect to be in the office?
The actual procedure is rather brief, but you should expect to be in the office for 3 to 4 hours. During this time you will complete a medical history form and review it with an intake counselor. A laboratory technician will take your weight, blood pressure, pulse and temperature. She will also perform a finger-stick blood test and type your blood.
Is abortion safe?
Abortion is the most common outpatient surgical procedure in the country. The Alan Guttmacher Institute, a leading public health research organization, reports that abortion is 11 times safer than carrying a pregnancy to term. It is nearly twice as safe as is getting an injection of Penicillin.
Will I be able to have children in the future?
Yes. There is no evidence of childbearing problems among women who have had a safe, uncomplicated abortion and who wish to become pregnant at a later time.
When is payment due and what form of payment may I use?
All fees are payable prior to services rendered. Payment may be made in cash or by credit card. We honor Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Sorry, we do not accept personal checks. If you are eligible for reimbursement from an insurance company, we will assist you by filling out the necessary forms.
I am not yet 18 years old. Can I get an abortion?
Yes, you have the right to have an abortion. However, as required by the State of Georgia, everyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. In the absence of a parent, judicial bypass is an option. A government-issued picture ID is required to prove parent or legal guardian status.
Are there any legal requirements for having an abortion?
- The State of Georgia requires that a woman who is having an abortion is provided with certain information regarding full term pregnancy and abortion at least 24 hours prior to her procedure (24-Hr Required Notice).
- Under the Woman’s Right To Know Act a woman must be offered the option to view an image of the ultrasound and listen to the fetal heart tones (if present). You DO NOT have to choose to view and listen the ultrasound. We are just required to ask.