A Capital Women’s Health Clinic
A Capital Women’s Health Clinic – Member of NAF
- Abortion Pill up to 10 weeks
- Procedure Abortion up to 16 weeks
- Funding Available
A Capital Women’s Health Clinic – abortion clinic in Richmond, Virginia
Our staff follows the strictest confidentiality guidelines to insure your privacy. We maintain a friendly atmosphere with patient-care monitored at the highest professional level. Our physicians are licensed doctors that specialize in abortion care and are assisted by compassionate licensed nurses, laboratory technicians, and trained counselors. We comply with Virginia state regulations and local medical standards.
Become well-informed before choosing to have an abortion
The choice for an abortion is not made thoughtlessly or easily. Women choose abortion for varied and deeply personal reasons. Many women find it helpful to discuss the decision with their partner, a family member, a close friend, their doctor, a clergyman, or a counselor. This personal issue calls for empathy and understanding in a non-judgmental atmosphere.
Services We Offer
A Capital Women’s Health Clinic (ACWH), a private physician’s office has been providing abortion care to women up to 14 weeks of pregnancy since 1982.
A medication or medical abortion, commonly known as the Abortion Pill is available up to 11 weeks. In-clinic procedures from 11.1 up to 14 weeks.
Virginia Abortion Laws
Virginia, the following restrictions on abortion were in effect as of January 1, 2021:
- Health plans offered in the state’s health exchange under the Affordable Care Act can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment, or in cases of rape or incest.
- Abortion is covered in insurance policies for public employees only in cases of life endangerment, rape, incest or fetal impairment.
- The parent of a minor must consent and be notified before an abortion is provided.
- Public funding is available for abortion only in cases of life endangerment, rape, incest or fetal impairment.
- An abortion during the third trimester may be performed only if the patient’s life or health is endangered.
- More information – Guttmacher Institute
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Abortion Pill / Medication Abortion
Up to 11 weeks from first day of last menstrual period (LMP)
What is the Abortion Pill
The Abortion Pill is a combination of two medications that are taken in our clinic and in the privacy of your own home to safely end a pregnancy up to 11 weeks. Some women report the medication abortion as being “private” and “more like a miscarriage”.
How does the Abortion Pill work?
- Must be under 11 weeks pregnant as established by ultrasound/sonar.
- You will take the first pill in our clinic. It blocks progesterone, a hormone needed to continue the pregnancy.
- 24-48 hours after taking the first pill in our clinic, you will take the second set of pills at home.
- They gently soften and open the cervix so that the discontinued pregnancy can pass through.
- Most women will completely expel the uterine contents within 6 hours after taking the set of pills at home.
- You will experience vaginal bleeding similar to a heavy menstrual period and intense cramps.
- Most women could continue to bleed lightly up to their next period.
- Expect the abortion to occur in the two days after leaving the clinic, but sometimes the abortion can be delayed and can occur unexpectedly in the two weeks after your first clinic visit.
- You must be able to be contacted 1-2 weeks after your visit to make sure you are not still pregnant. You may need to return for an ultrasound here in the clinic. There is no charge for this visit.
- Contraception will be discussed and prescribed.
The medication abortion (Abortion Pill) is 95-98% effective in completely ending a pregnancy. Effectiveness can depend on the treatment regimen and length of pregnancy. Most uses of the Abortion Pill are successful. An incomplete abortion can safely be treated with additional medication or a surgical abortion available here at our center.
Call one of our phone personnel if you are considering this option, and we will be happy to answer any further questions and help you determine if this option is best for you.
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