If you’re considering abortion in Georgia, you’re not alone. Many women with a similar decision to make come to us with questions. The caring team at CORE Healthcare for Women of Central Georgia is here to help you navigate your next steps. Our Pre-Abortion Assessment offers services recommended by the World Health Organization prior to receiving an abortion.
Receive education about what’s available for you and the risks and side effects of abortion. Get evidence-based medical information needed to make an informed and empowered decision for your pregnancy at CORE Healthcare for Women. We’re happy to answer your questions!
Some common abortion side effects include:
Some women experience more extreme side effects, such as:
Excessive and/or prolonged bleeding
Fever and chills
Allergic reaction to the abortion pill
Blood clots or pregnancy tissue remaining in the uterus
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), which can increase the risk of infertility
As a patient in the state of Georgia, you have rights by law and specific information is required to be made available to you to protect you throughout the abortion process. It is your right to be informed, to know what procedure might be used, and to hear the risks associated with each.
When signing consent for an abortion, you are acknowledging you have been informed of:
Your medical risks associated with the chosen procedure.
The probable age of the fetus at the time the abortion is scheduled.
We offer education regarding Georgia abortion law using the Women’s Right to Know booklet provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Confirm your pregnancy.
The first step in our Pre-Abortion Assessment is to confirm your pregnancy. CORE Healthcare for Women provides pregnancy testing, ultrasound, and medical assessment to help you determine how far along you are and if you have a viable pregnancy. Your gestational age is part of determining if you are eligible for an abortion. Or, if it is determined you may be experiencing a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, you may need immediate medical attention.
Get recommended lab testing.
Based on your medical assessment, additional tests may be recommended. We offer testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We also provide hemoglobin and hematocrit (H&H) testing to evaluate your blood count. These services are part of our pregnancy confirmation services to help you identify potential risks to your health and the health of your partner and/or pregnancy.
Learn more about STI and H&H testing here.