Non-Surgical Abortion Methods
We provide a friendly, comfortable environment for women who have elected to select one of our non-surgical abortion methods. We are proud to provide the highest-quality medical care to our patients, and continually receive referrals to our clinic from other medical professionals across the tri-state area.
Same day appointments Tuesday through Saturday, and walk-ins are welcome. We speak English, Spanish, and Russian.
We offer various non-surgical, medical abortion methods. Please read below for more information. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your individual options, please call us at 212.308-4988 or contact us by filling out a confidential message form.
During the first eight weeks of gestation our physicians can provide two safe and simple first trimester abortion options:
The Abortion Pill
The Abortion Pill, also known by its trade name Mifiprex (Mifepristone) and also commonly referred to as RU-486, is prescribed as a non-surgical abortion method up to 49 days after the beginning of the latest menstruation (as recommended by the manufacturer). There is approximately a 97% success rate.
Our physicians will review your medical history and an ultrasound will confirm that it is early enough to perform this procedure. You will be informed of any risks or benefits during your visit, and any questions you have will be addressed at this time.
The dose of Mifiprex/Mifepristone is administered in the office, and taken orally. You will be given instructions on how to take the second medication (Misoprostol) to take home with you.
What To Expect After a Medical Abortion:
Patients often experience abdominal pain, and cramping, for one to two hours and vaginal bleeding or spotting for approximately 9 to 16 days. Other less-common side effects include dizziness/nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and fatigue.
The Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception)
Emergency contraception (EC), also known as the Morning-After Pill, is intended for use after unprotected sexual intercourse or when you believe your primary method of birth control has failed and unwanted pregnancy may result. EC contains higher doses of the same hormones as regular birth control pills (estrogen and progestin), and must be taken within 72 hours. It is usually taken in two doses, 12 hours apart. This prevents ovulation, which, in turn can prevent pregnancy. Because EC is preventative, it is not considered a method of abortion or non-surgical abortion.
Emergency Contraception is not intended for use as the primary means for birth control, and only as a back up or in case of “emergency”, as indicated by the name.