Family Planning Associates Medical Group Southside Chicago
Family Planning Associates Medical Group Southside Chicago abortion clinic in Chicago, Illinois
Family Planning Associates Medical Group is one of the most trusted abortion providers in the nation. Since 1988 thousands of women have visited FPA for professional, compassionate and affordable comprehensive women’s health care. Click on the FPA Clinics tab below for more information about FPA Abortion Clinics and FPA Gynecology/Family Planning Offices.
Confidential Abortion Care Services include:
- The Abortion Pill (up to 10.0 weeks)
- First trimester abortion (up to 13.6 weeks)
- Second trimester abortion (up to 15.6 weeks) One-Day Surgical Abortion
- Second trimester abortion (up to 23.3 weeks) Two to Three-Day Surgical Abortion
How the Abortion Pill Works
The Abortion Pill procedure involves the oral ingestion of mifepristone after ultrasound verification of a pregnancy ten weeks gestation or less. 24 to 48 hours later, misoprostol is inserted into the cheeks, held in place for 30 minutes, and then swallowed with water. In most cases, a miscarriage occurs within 24 hours.
If bleeding does not occur after 24 hours, the misoprostol insertion is repeated or a surgical procedure can be performed if you prefer. Usually bleeding is like a spontaneous miscarriage and bleeding or spotting may occur for up to two weeks or longer. An ultrasound will be used to verify the successful termination of the pregnancy.