Silver Spring Gynecology and Family Planning abortion clinic– Member of NAF
We are actively Pro choice. Terminating a pregnancy is a very personal private decision. In some cases this can be an easy choice in others it can be very difficult. It is however your choice and lets keep it that way.
We do everything in our power to maintain your privacy, support your decision and offer the best care possible. We provide a comfortable setting.
Hormonal Birth Control:
Hormonal methods include pills, injections, rings, implants and patches. The type of method you choose should be one that you are comfortable with and suits your lifestyle. With most hormonal methods, a woman takes hormones which prevent ovulation which prevent an egg from being produced; therefore a pregnancy can not occur. Hormonal methods are used primarily to prevent pregnancies and do not protect against STDs.
The progestin injection provides protection against pregnancy for 3 months, which means 4 injections are needed in a year.
The ring is placed in the upper vagina and releases estrogen and progestin continuously. It is worn for 21 days and removed for 7 days for menstruation to occur.
An adhesive patch, which releases estrogen and progestin, is placed directly on the skin. 1 patch lasts 1 week and is used for 3 weeks and removed on the 4th week for menstruation to occur
An implant (a small plastic rod), is inserted under the skin in the upper arm. It releases progestin which prevents ovulation. It is inserted by the doctor and protects against pregnancies for 3 years
A small plastic or metal device is inserted into the uterus. It stops the egg from fertilizing and can remain in the body for 10 years.
After clinical, laboratory and ultrasound evaluation, the procedure ( vacuum aspiration ) is performed under local anesthesia ussually within 5 minutes. Oral sedatives are available at no additional cost. Procedures start at $295 (after 12 weeks the price goes up). Referals are provided for patients more than 19 weeks pregnant. Conscious sedation; Intravenous sedation allows the patient to be unaware during the procedure. Monitoring is done by a board certified Anesthesiologist
A medical or pill abortion is a procedure to terminate a pregnancy using pills.Most commonly a pill callled Mifepristone is used, but injection of a medication called Methotrexate may be substitued in some patients for clinical indications. Patients with less than 70 (10 weeks or less) completed days of pregnancy are eligible for this method. After clinical, laboratory and ultrasound evaluation,the patient is given a pill (Mifepristone) in the doctor’s office. She is given 4 pills (Misoprostol) to take at home within 24 to 48 hours. A follow up visit is required to ensure successful completion of the process.