The surgical abortion (first trimester abortion) option uses a method called aspiration, also commonly known as a vacuum or manual aspiration. For this option, your pregnancy must be between 6 weeks and 16.2 weeks 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.
In a political attempt to make abortions more expensive and difficult to access, Tennessee state law now requires that you make two visits for an abortion, at least 48 hours apart. Choices is dedicated to helping you get the care and services you need. Your first visit will include counseling by a physician, an ultrasound, and lab work. Your second visit will consist of the procedure itself. Your second visit will be scheduled when you complete your first visit.
Note: Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify.
Your fee includes:
- All lab work
- Ultrasound for gestational dating
- Patient education session
- Prescription for birth control method of your choice
- 24-hour emergency contact
- Post-abortion follow-up 14 days after the procedure (for Medication Abortions)
Additional services available during your abortion appointment:
- PAP Smear and STD/STI Screenings
- RhoGAM Injection if required
- IV Sedation
For more information on abortion procedures, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.
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