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Wasatch Women’s Center

Wasatch Women’s Center – Member of NAF

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Wasatch Women’s Center abortion clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah

Wasatch Women’s Center has been caring for Utah women for over 25 years. Our OB/ GYN physicians are board certified, insured, and specially trained.

Salt Lake City abortion clinic - Wasatch Women's CenterOur abortion services are safe, personable, and totally confidential. We are committed to caring for women in a professional, non-judgmental manner. We strive to create an atmosphere of dignity and privacy for the women of Utah and surrounding states.

We Offer:

  • OB/ GYN physicians and knowledgable staff
  • Surgical and Non-Surgical Abortions
  • Emergency Contraception and Birth Control
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Free Informed Consent Classes
  • Bilingual: Spanish Counseling and Literature also available.

Here at Wasatch Women’s Center we offer safe, personable, and confidential abortion services in the first trimester. We have a very knowledgeable and supportive staff.

Informed Consent

An “Informed Consent” class is required by Utah law at least 72 hours prior to the procedure. This class gives you information about abortions and the alternatives.

Free Classes:    Monday- Friday: 9:00 am and 4:00 pm

Medical Abortion

Abortion means the termination or ending of a pregnancy. It ends the growth of the embryo so it does not develop into a baby. If abortion occurs naturally, it is called a miscarriage or spontaneous abortion. If performed on purpose, it is called an induced abortion. The following will describe how induced non-surgical or medical abortions are performed here at Wasatch Women’s Center.

If you are having a non-surgical or medical abortion you must no more than 56 days (8 weeks) from your last normal menstrual period. An  ultrasound will be performed to confirm dates.

One day 1 you will be given a tablet called Mifeprex. Mifeprex blocks a hormone needed for your pregnancy to continue. On day 2 , you will need to insert 4 tablets called misoprostol into your vagina. The misoprostol will cause you to cramp and bleed. You will then pass the pregnancy at home within 4- 24 hours. You will need to return to the clinic in approximately 3 weeks to make sure you are no longer pregnant.

Possible symptoms and/or side effects with this method include anything from mild to severe cramping, heavy bleeding for an average of 2 weeks, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, dizziness, back pain and tiredness.

About 1-5 out of every 100 women using this method will need the surgical method to end the pregnancy or to stop too much bleeding.

Surgical Abortion

Abortion means the termination or ending of a pregnancy. It ends the growth of the embryo so it does not develop into a baby. If abortion occurs naturally, it is called a miscarriage or spontaneous abortion. If performed by choice, it is called an induced abortion. The following will describe how induced surgical abortions are performed here at Wasatch Women’s Center.

In this country, 91% of all abortions are performed in the first trimester. The method used during this time is called “vacuum aspiration”. We offer medication to make the procedure more comfortable. When it is time for your procedure, you will be asked to empty your bladder, and then you will be taken into an examination room. In the examination room, there is a stand for instruments, lights, gynecological table with leg rests, and the vacuum aspiration machine. In this room, you will be attended to by a friendly and knowledge medical assistant and a Board Certified OB/GYN physician who will perform the procedure. The physician will ask you if you have any questions before starting the abortion procedure.

As the abortion begins, the physician will gently insert an instrument called a speculum into the vagina. This opens the vagina so that the doctor can see and reach the cervix with the instruments. The speculum will stay in place until the abortion is over. The cervix is then numbed by an injection of a local anesthetic. After this, you may feel a moderate cramp as the cervix is held by an instrument called a tenaculum. The most important thing for you to remember is to keep the abdominal muscles relaxed. The assistant will help you with deep breathing exercises and give you other hints to assist you.

The cervix is dilated, with a series of dilating rods of graduating size that will be slowly inserted and removed one at a time. This stretches the cervix and allows for the insertion of a small plastic tube, called a cannula or curette, into the uterus.

Once the plastic tube is inserted, the vacuum aspiration machine is turned on. This will sound like a small running motor. As the uterus emptied, you will experience some cramping.

The total time needed to do the abortion is usually five minutes or less. When it is over, you may feel crampy, shaky, or lightheaded.  Since you experience post-operative bleeding, you will be given a sanitary pad.

Once you are able, you may dress and go into the recovery area where you will stay for approximately 30 minutes. In recovery, you will be given prescriptions, and post operative care instructions. Refreshments are available for you. Before leaving the Center, a 2 week follow-up appointment will be scheduled. The follow up appointment is at no extra charge and is vital in assuring a complete recovery.

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