• Choices Women’s Medical Center:
  • 147-32 Jamaica Avenue
  • Queens, NY 11435

Surgical Abortion

Safe, Simple, Affordable

Choices Women’s Medical Center has been providing abortion services in New York City with respect, honesty and a high level of professional care for the past 50 years. Choices offers surgical abortions to women up to 24 weeks pregnant. No matter your personal circumstance, your income or your age. Choices provides free abortion pregnancy testing, and no-cost abortion options are available if you qualify.

Surgical Abortion

Surgical Abortion Care at Choices is:

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  • Safe – Our doctors are very experienced, and many are female. They use the best and safest abortion methods available, and the Medical Center has won high ratings for safety and care.
  • Private – Your abortion care, your concerns and all your personal information will be kept completely private.
  • Available when you need it – There are no waiting periods, age restrictions or permission needed from parents or partners.
  • Affordable –Choices offers free abortion pregnancy testing and financial help is available where you may qualify for a no cost medical abortion. You can apply for Emergency Medicaid in our office for an abortion that day. All insurances are accepted, and reasonable self-pay plans are available. We work with Abortion Funding Sources to make sure no one will be turned away. Call us for more information.
  • Your Choice – Your questions and needs are our priority. Licensed clinical social workers will meet with you to discuss all your concerns.

Have questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions or chat with one of our representatives.

In-Clinic Surgical Abortion Process

First 12 Weeks of Pregnancy

In-clinic surgical abortion is the most effective form of abortion in the first trimester (up to 12 weeks of pregnancy). It is a safe, simple procedure performed by suction (vacuum aspiration) that takes about 2 to 5 minutes. You will be put to sleep by anesthesia (deep sedation) for that time.

After the pregnancy is removed, you will rest in the recovery room for about 1 hour and then be discharged home. You will need to have a friend, partner or relative accompany you. A first trimester surgical procedure is one of the safest outpatient medical procedures. Choices has performed them safely since 1971.

13 to 24 Weeks of Pregnancy

Over 12 weeks of pregnancy, the abortion procedure is called “D&E” (dilation and evacuation), which refers to gentle opening of the cervix and emptying the uterus using suction and surgical instruments. This is a two-day procedure. On day one, a sterile product made specifically to dilate is placed into the cervix by your physician. This takes only a few minutes. You should plan on being at Choices for approximately 2 hours, which includes preparation time.

On day two the procedure is completed. This takes 10-15 minutes, and you will be put to sleep by anesthesia (deep sedation) for this time. You should plan on being at Choices for a total of several hours to include pre-operative preparation and recovery. You will need to have a friend, partner or relative accompany you home.

Still Undecided? Choose the Type of Abortion That is Best for You

Medical Abortions

Advantages:

  • Have an abortion in the privacy of your home, or a place that is comfortable to you.
  • Prefer to have the choice of being alone to having others with and around you during the abortion process.

Disadvantages:

  • Time period includes 3-4 hours at Choices including registration, lab work, sonogram, counseling, and meeting with a provider, and 48 hours at home.
  • Extreme pain, cramping and bleeding and, sometimes, nausea, diarrhea or chills.
  • Heavy bleeding and cramping during the passing of the pregnancy.
  • Only 91-95% effective, may require repeat medical abortion or surgical abortion.

Surgical Abortions

Advantages:

  • Faster procedure. Most in-clinic abortion procedures take about 5-10 minutes, while medical abortions can take up to 48 hours to complete.
  • Procedure is done at a licensed health center with professional nurses, doctors, and trained staff with you the entire time.
    Minimal pain and can be asleep during your abortion.
  • Most effective form of first trimester abortion, almost 100% effective, extremely rare to require a repeat procedure.

Disadvantages:

  • Must be done in-clinic and you will be at Choices for about 4-5 hours including registration, lab work, sonogram, counseling, the procedure, and recovery.
  • You must have an escort with you if you plan to be asleep during your procedure.
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Our team of board-certified medical professionals and support staff offer safe, trusted, comprehensive care and services at the highest level. Our state-of-the-art facility is located in the heart of Jamaica Queens, NY.

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