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Archive | June, 2014

How to induce a miscarriage

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 by Dr Joan F.

In early pregnancy, many women can feel comforted by knowing that early abortion procedures are simply bringing down your missed period. About one week after your missed period, the uterus is preparing itself to support the pregnancy. The lining is getting thicker and villi, tissue that hold the pregnancy to the uterine wall, are beginning […]

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Family Practice is better than Family Planning: From a Doctor

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 by Dr Joan F.

I am a family doctor by training.  The specialty of family practice emphasizes “patient centered care.”  Family doctors often have philosophical differences in how they approach medical care, compared to doctors from other Western medical specialties. Family doctors believe: A patient must be an active participant in their medical care. The relationship between a doctor and their patient […]

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Early Abortion and Ectopic Pregnancy

Monday, June 9th, 2014 by Dr Joan F.

If you have done your research, you have probably found that most abortion providers will not offer procedures before 5 weeks, calculated from the first day of your last period. This can be frustrating for some women, as they feel that once they have made the decision to end the pregnancy, they want to do […]

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Early Miscarriage Options

Monday, June 9th, 2014 by Early Options

Having an early miscarriage can be a very emotional experience.  On the one hand, you knew that the chances of failure were high in early pregnancy.  On the other hand, you hoped it wouldn’t happen to you.  You were excited when the pregnancy test turned positive.  Perhaps you already started feeling pregnant.  You were excited to go to your […]

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Abortion Pill Facts

Friday, June 6th, 2014 by Dr Joan F.

The abortion pill has become an increasingly more popular option for early abortion ever since the FDA approved its use in 2000. There are a number of reasons that someone would choose to take the abortion pill, or RU486, over an in-office procedure. Some women feel that it is more natural, like inducing a miscarriage, and […]

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Cytotec Abortion Pill

Friday, June 6th, 2014 by Early Options

Subject: Abortion pill, early abortion, cytotec abortion, misoprostol, aspiration abortion Question: Dear Doctor Joan, I need to have an abortion but I live in Mexico, and it is illegal here,  could I go to a clinic in the u.s. and get an abortion there? if it is, could you please recommend me one in the state […]

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Best Options for Early Abortion

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 by Early Options

One of the most common questions people have about early abortion is, “Which abortion procedure is the best?” Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question, and the answer will not be the same for every woman. Every individual in need of an early abortion and her specific circumstances are different. We recognize that […]

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Abortion by Non-Surgical Manual Vacuum Aspiration

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 by Dr Joan F.

For many women researching early abortion methods, the idea of having to go through a surgery sounds scary. Unfortunately, many of these women also believe that surgical abortion is the only choice that they have. Most people have not heard about the non-surgical Manual Vacuum Aspiration Procedure, which according to the World Health Organization, is the […]

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3 questions and an answer about bleeding after the abortion pill

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 by Dr Joan F.

Question #1 Dear Doctor Joan, I recently had a medical abortion, in which the first set of pills did not completely work. I then took the pills another time, which after a check-up with the doctor was successful. Two weeks after the first set of pills I had sex with my husband. The following day and […]

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Ask Doctor Joan: Cytotec Abortion

Sunday, June 1st, 2014 by Dr Joan F.

Subject: Abortion pill, early abortion, cytotec abortion, misoprostol, aspiration abortion Question: Dear Doctor Joan, I need to have an abortion but I live in Mexico, and it is illegal here,  could I go to a clinic in the u.s. and get an abortion there? if it is, could you please recommend me one in the […]

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