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Choosing the right abortion clinic: What to look for…

Getting an abortion is an emotionally challenging time for anyone. There are tons of decisions to be made regarding pregnancy, family, timing, procedures, pills, etc. One of the biggest decisions is choosing the right abortion clinic. From Brooklyn to Los Angeles, clinics and doctors offer abortion procedures and services, but here are 4 tips to consider when looking for the right one for you.

1.  Do they offer a variety of options? The first thing you want to look for are places that offer you choices. They’ll have one-day surgical procedures as well as two-day procedures. Some even offer a new procedure called Essure which does not require surgery. They’ll also provide you with other non-surgical abortion options like pills. Most importantly, they won’t push you into one option over the other. Instead they’ll lay out the benefits of each option, and let you choose in a non-pressured environment.

2.  Does the clinic provide a comfortable environment? The importance of this cannot be underestimated. Look for a calm, peaceful setting where you are given personal attention and not shoved out the door as soon as possible. Some places, such as The Women’s Choice Clinic in Brooklyn, even offer complimentary car service home. Of course, not everyone has time to go abortion clinic shopping, so the best way to find this out is to read reviews online and check out the clinic’s website.

3.  Do they accept your insurance? Whether it’s your personal insurance policy, Medicaid or Family Health Plus, you’ll want to make sure you are covered before or as soon as you walk into the clinic. If you don’t have insurance, try to find out if the clinic has ways for you to cut down costs through involvement with private or government funded programs.

4.  Are they accredited? Make sure you are receiving the highest level of professional care by looking into a clinic’s accreditation from a non-profit or government organization. A trusted seal of approval to look for is the one from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

Keep these 4 tips in mind, and it should really help to make this difficult decision a little easier.

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Dr. Dmitry Bronfman

Dmitry Bronfman, MD, is a board-certified gynecologist who specializes in all aspects of contemporary women’s health, preventive medicine, pelvic pain, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and general, adolescent, and menopausal gynecology.

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