Abortions

CHOICES has been providing abortion care for patients in the Mid-South for more than 45 years.

 Our friendly and experienced clinicians, outstanding patient reviews, and beautiful clinic make us the preferred provider for abortion care in the Memphis area. Financial assistance is provided for every patient who qualifies – our patients received more than $500,000 in financial assistance last year alone.

The procedural abortion (sometimes called surgical abortion) uses a method called aspiration. For this option, your pregnancy must be between 6 weeks and 16 weeks 2 days based on the dating ultrasound performed in our clinic. The ultrasound usually corresponds with the time since your last normal menstrual period. Click here to use the Pregnancy Calculator.

For many people, local anesthesia provides sufficient pain management for a procedural abortion.  However, if you would just rather be “asleep” during your procedure, CHOICES offers the option of conscious sedation provided by a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

Once you check in for your appointment, the CRNA will meet with you to discuss whether there may be any individual health issues that might make you ineligible for this option. If the CRNA agrees that you are a good candidate for sedation, then the procedure will be explained to you in detail and you will be asked to sign a consent for these services. If you choose sedation, you must have a licensed driver with you to drive you home after your appointment. You also must not have anything to eat or drink for 6 hours before your appointment.

The medication abortion option uses a medicine known as mifepristone, commonly known as RU-486, or the abortion pill. For this option, your pregnancy must be between 6 weeks and 11 weeks based on the dating ultrasound performed in our clinic. The ultrasound usually corresponds with the time since your last normal menstrual period. Some of the medicines used in the medication abortion may cause serious birth defects if the pregnancy continues. In the unlikely case that the medication does not work, you may need to have additional medication or a procedural (aspiration) abortion to end the pregnancy. Click here to use the Pregnancy Calculator.