Morning After Pills
Plan B One-Step® is one tablet with a hormone called levonorgestrel. It works by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary. Plan B One-Step® may also prevent the fertilization of an egg (the uniting of sperm with the egg) or prevent the attachment (implantation)of a fertilized egg to the uterus (womb). It should not be used as regular birth control, as it is not as effective1.
Ella (ulipristal acetate) works by delaying or preventing ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary). It is also possible that Ella works by preventing attachment of a fertilized egg to the wall inside the uterus2.
- https://www.ellanow.com/downloads/ella-brochure.pdf – “How Ella Works” section
We provide free diagnostic services to aid you in your abortion or pregnancy decisions. In order to know which type of abortion you are eligible for, you should have an ultrasound exam to confirm viability and determine the gestational age of your pregnancy. This will determine the type and cost of your abortion. Network Medical does not benefit financially from any choice. We do not perform abortion or place children for adoption. We do provide valuable and important pre-termination services if you are considering abortion at no cost. The choice is yours.
The Abortion Pill: RU-486
RU-486 is not a morning after pill3. It is a medical abortion procedure approved by the FDA to use through 7 weeks of pregnancy (49 days), though some abortion clinics use through the 9th week of pregnancy (63 days). (See ‘What are the most common types of abortions’ on this site.)
Questions about abortion:
The most common types of abortion are RU-486 (the abortion pill), suction/vacuum aspiration, and dilation & curettage/evacuation.
Network Medical connects patients to local resources and services in order to ensure that they receive support throughout and after their pregnancy. We do not have partnerships with any adoption agencies – we are objective in our adoption information and guidance.
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Health Insurance, medical care, material aid, financial aid, and housing may be available to you should you decide to parent. During your first appointment, Network Medical will provide you with a list of resources based on your needs.
The Guttmacher Institute states that fifty-one percent of women who have abortions had used a contraceptive method in the month they got pregnant, most commonly condoms (27%) or a hormonal method (17%).* Network Medical does not provide birth control, as it is not 100% effective against unwanted pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease. Factoring individual circumstances, we will refer patients to consult with their family physician for contraceptives.
*Guttmacher Institute – July 2014 – Who has abortions?