Other Abortion Services in Gainesville, FL
Emergency Contraception / Plan B.
Birth control failure or unprotected intercourse happens and when it does, emergency contraception can help prevent pregnancy.
Pregnancy doesn't happen right after you have sex — that's why it's possible to prevent pregnancy a few days after intercourse but timing is important! EC (The Morning After Pill) works mainly by stopping ovulation i.e., stopping the ovary from releasing an egg, and no ovulation means no fertilization.
EC is not 100% effective. Where you are in your cycle and how soon you take EC can contribute to its effectiveness. The EC that we offer is Plan B equivalent and should be used within 72 hours of failed birth control or unprotected intercourse and used within that time frame about 7 out of every 8 people who would have gotten pregnant will not become pregnant.
Emergency contraception is NOT the same thing as the abortion pill (RU-486) and EC doesn’t cause an abortion. It won’t work if you’re already pregnant and it won’t harm an existing pregnancy. Emergency contraception doesn’t end a pregnancy — it prevents one.
If you are pregnant and unsure about how you want to proceed please call the clinic. We can discuss your options including abortion, carrying to term and adoption, or carrying to term and parenting. We can provide referrals for in-depth counseling, adoption specialists, and Obstetricians. We want to make sure your questions are answered about all available options.
We offer two kinds of pregnancy tests. Our free test is a late detection test: you must be at least six weeks from your last period in order for this test to read correctly. We also have an early detection test that is accurate about 10-14 days after conception (or three to four weeks from your last period). There is a small fee for this test. We are unable to provide written Proof of Pregnancy at this time. Please call us for pregnancy testing hours or if you have any questions.