If you are thinking about emergency contraception or abortion, please contact us before you make a final choice. We are here to help you sort through all of your questions and concerns. There is a lot to educate yourself on before you make a decision, and we are here to help you every step of the way with emergency contraception or abortion education.
If you are experiencing an ectopic pregnancy, a life-threatening condition where the fetus is developing outside of the uterus, abortion procedures will not be effective at removing the fetus from your body. Our ultrasound exams can determine if the fetus is properly located in the uterus. This service is provided free of charge and is confidential as allowed by Oregon state law.
Know your options. Make an informed choice.
Morning After Pill (Plan B)
Before taking any medication, you should understand what it is, what it could mean to your health and how it works. Call for an appointment and one of our staff will be happy to discuss it with you, confirm if you’re pregnant and advise you on your options.
What is It?
The “morning after pill” is a large dose of oral contraceptive. Known as Plan B, the pill is actually 2 tablets, one taken within 72 hours of intercourse and the second 12 hours later. It is NOT the same as RU-486.
How Does It Work?
Plan B is believed to act as an emergency contraceptive principally by preventing ovulation or fertilization. In addition, it may inhibit implantation. It is not effective once the process of implantation has begun. Things to consider:
- Plan B does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases.
- The most common side effects in the Plan B clinical trial were nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, and menstrual changes.
- The manufacturer warns that Plan B is not recommended for routine use as a contraceptive.
Manufacturer’s Prescribing Information for Plan B (Levonorgestrel) tablets, 0.75 mg. Mfg. by Gedeon Richter, Ltd., Budapest, Hungary for Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Subsidiary of Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Pomona, NY 10970. Revised Feb 2004. BR-038 / 21000382503
Looking for information on RU486 or Abortion Procedures?
Before taking emergency contraception, it is important to determine if you are pregnant and how far along you are in your pregnancy (number of weeks pregnant).
Hope Clinic for Women offers pregnancy testing, ultrasound exams, and options education that are free of charge; however, we do not offer nor refer for abortion or provide birth control. If you want to talk, our caring and supportive staff can answer your questions.