Frequently Asked Questions
Every person responds to and tolerates pain differently. Abortion patients are generally surprised at how well they feel physically after their abortion. When using general anesthesia, there is obviously no pain. On rare occasion, after the procedure, the patient may feel some mild cramping.
When using local anesthesia, some patients experience cramping during the procedure but it is usually very mild.
With the “Gentle Touch Procedure” there is usually less cramping and recovery is almost instantaneous with the patient able to go about their every day routine as soon as the procedure is done.
We recommend that you discuss this with the office before making an appointment. Most offices discourage or prohibit bringing children since it is a long visit and waiting is hard on everyone.
There is no reason to expect protestors but the office does not have control over their absence or presence.
The cost of the procedure is related to the length of gestation, the type of procedure that you choose to have and whether or not you qualify for financial assistance. Please call the office for further details. We will be happy to fill you in.
Many insurance plans cover the costs of both surgical and non-surgical abortions. We recommend that you call our office and ask if we accept your particular insurance plan. We will be able to answer all of your questions.
Although we are not able to provide financial help, our offices have done an extraordinary job of keeping the cost of abortion accessible to most women. You might ask if they have a local abortion fund to refer you to. Also, there are some national funding networks that might be able to help you with the cost of your abortion.
NYabortion accepts New York State Medicaid only. On the day of your appointment you need to bring your current Medicaid enrollment form and at least one form of picture identification.