Non-surgical termination of pregnancy is an alternative method for ending an early pregnancy (up to 8 weeks) without surgery or anesthesia. At Brooklyn Abortion Clinic, part of our philosophy is to offer our patients different choices. This abortion option will allow patients to have the termination of pregnancy in their own comfort and privacy. Our physicians and staff will ensure that the patients be provided with all information and instructions necessary for the procedure.
At Brooklyn Abortion Clinic we offer the Abortion Pill (also known as RU486 or Mifeprex), approved by the FDA in October of 2000 or the injection Methotrexate as choices for non-surgical termination of pregnancy. You will be provided with information on both medications . RU486 and Methotrexate work the same way, their job is to block a hormone needed for the pregnancy to continue. Therefore, it will end the pregnancy, however a second medication called misoprostol will be needed for the completion of the procedure. At the time of the visit and after an individualized counseling session you will have the freedom to choose in between RU486 and Methotrexate as your choice for the medical abortion.
During your first visit to the office medical history will be collected as well as all the information required for the procedure. Our board certified OB/GYN physician will performed a sonogram to determine the length of the pregnancy and if you qualified medications will be provided.
You will be required to return to our office within one to two-weeks period time after your first visit. During your follow up visit a sonogram will be performed to evaluate the completion and safety of the procedure. Contraceptives options will be also discussed in your follow up visit.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the abortion pill?
The abortion pill, commonly referred to as non-surgical abortion, is used during a medical abortion for the purpose of terminating a pregnancy. A medical abortion does not involve surgery or anesthesia. The abortion pills can be taken either in the abortion clinic or at home with follow-up visits to your healthcare provider. It is considered the safest and most effective way to end a pregnancy during the first trimester.
How much does the abortion pill cost in Brooklyn?
Abortion by pill will be the right choice for people looking for a non-surgical way to end a pregnancy. The average cost of the abortion pill is $550. However, you need to keep in mind that all these fees are subject to change. Therefore, if you want to get information about the current prices, your best bet would be to contact our office.
How to prepare for a non-surgical abortion?
Before the medical abortion, your doctor will:
- Assess your medical history and overall health
- Confirm a pregnancy with a physical exam
- Perform an ultrasound to date the pregnancy
- Perform blood and urine tests
- Explain the way the procedure works, as well as its side effects, risks, and potential complications
Once all the tests are performed your doctor will let you know whether there is anything you need to do to prepare for your termination of pregnancy. In addition to that, you will receive written instructions on how to take your pills.
When can I take the abortion pill?
Generally, you can take the abortion pill up to 11 weeks (77 days) after the first day of your last period. In the case that it has been 78 days or more since the first day of your last period, you will need to have an in-clinic abortion to end your pregnancy. Keep in mind that it is best for an abortion to be performed as early as possible. Abortions made early in pregnancy ar safer, easier, and cost less than abortions performed later.
What is RU-486?
RU-486 is another name for mifepristone, which is one of the medications that you take to end your pregnancy. The current name of RU-486 is Mifeprex (the brand name for mifepristone). RU-486 is aimed at blocking a hormone that your body needs to continue a pregnancy. It works best in conjunction with misoprostol, which causes bleeding to empty your uterus. The RU-486 is a highly effective and safe way to end a pregnancy during the early stages.