Several factors will affect the cost calculation of an abortion. You’ll need to consider things like if you’re traveling from out of state or whether or not you have health insurance.
The cost of abortion procedures can vary depending on the type of procedure chosen. For individuals without insurance, medication abortions can range up to $500, while surgical abortions, which often happen in the later stages of pregnancy, can cost several thousand dollars.
What is a Medication Abortion?
A medication abortion is FDA-approved through 10 weeks gestational age. It is a two-drug regimen: mifepristone to end the pregnancy and act as an antiprogestin.
After the mifepristone, misoprostol is prescribed to induce uterine cramping and force your body to expel the remaining pregnancy tissues to prevent an infection.
What is a Surgical Abortion?
Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
Dilation and Curettage, also called D&C, is a procedure used to cause gradual dilation and clean your uterine lining with suction, like after you’ve had an abortion or miscarriage.
Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)
D&E is an in-clinic abortion method used in later pregnancy, typically the second trimester. It relies on vacuum aspiration, with the use of surgical tools, to evacuate the uterus.
What Should I Do Before an Abortion?
Before scheduling your abortion procedure, you’ll first want to schedule an ultrasound to get critical medical details about your pregnancies.
Up to 26% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, so an ultrasound can help determine its viability. Once you get an ultrasound, the digital image will allow you to confirm the pregnancy’s location, so you’ll know whether or not it is ectopic.
If you qualify, you can also get your pregnancy health care covered by New York Medicaid.
At AscentCare, we offer no-cost services such as pregnancy testing and ultrasounds. Your family planning decisions should not be limited by finances. We can also help connect you to local resources.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment!