Surgical Abortion

Pre-Abortion Medical Evaluation

Your safety is important to us and knowing all you can is key prior to any medical procedure. While we don’t perform or refer for abortion, we recommend you schedule an appointment with the Parkville Women’s Clinic to receive:

  • Abortion Education
    • Various methods, procedures, price range, etc. (The depth of details shared in our clinic is entirely based on your comfort level).
  • A Pregnancy Evaluation & Diagnosis  
    • A Licensed medical professional will confirm a viable, non-ectopic pregnancy and determine how far along you are in your pregnancy by performing:
  • Medical Consultation 
    • Licensed medical professional will address any medical concerns and answer any questions you may have.

What you decide for your life and situation is entirely up to you and we want to help prepare you for whatever you choose. NO JUDGMENT. NO COST. CONFIDENTIAL ACCORDING TO STATE LAW.

What is a Surgical Abortion?

A surgical abortion ends a pregnancy by removing the fetus from the woman’s womb (uterus). The type of surgical abortion depends on the woman’s stage of pregnancy.

Depending on the type of surgical abortion, they are usually performed around 6 to 21 weeks gestation. The availability of any procedure used in the third trimester is based on the laws of the state.

Common Types of Surgical Abortion

  • Aspiration (suction aspiration, vacuum aspiration): Usually performed during the first 6 to 16 weeks gestation. Usually the patient only receives local anesthetic and antibiotics.
  • Dilation & Evacuation: Usually performed after 16 weeks gestation. Usually, a numbing medication will be used on the cervix and a shot may be given to ensure fetal death has occurred.
  • Dilation & Extraction: Usually performed after 21 weeks gestation.

Before Seeking an Abortion

Make an appointment to meet with our staff about your personal situation, discuss the options available to you, and get answers to the questions you may have.

  • Do you know that you are for sure pregnant?
  • Do you know how far along you are?
  • Have you had an abortion before?
  • What are your rights to abortion in Missouri?
  • What are the risks, physically and emotionally?

On Campus

Becoming pregnant as a student can feel overwhelming. You’re not alone. We’re here to talk about your situation and options.

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Help A Friend

If you know someone who is pregnant or thinks she might be pregnant, Parkville Women’s Clinic can talk to her about her next steps.

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Make an appointment for abortion information, a free pregnancy test and other services we have to offer for unplanned pregnancy.

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