Abortions: What if They Were Illegal?

There has been a lot of progress in the fight for abortion rights, but the battle is still ongoing. Abortions were legalized throughout the US in 1973, after the landmark supreme court case Roe v. Wade found that antiabortion laws made abortions more dangerous, without limiting them. While both surgical and medical abortions are legal  … Read more

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Are You Awake During an Abortion?

After making the decision to receive an abortion, most women have several questions. Many women are concerned about whether or not they will be fertile following the procedure, or

Can You Still Get Pregnant After An Abortion?

Before making the ultimate decision to have an abortion, women weigh plenty of factors. One of the most common questions is “Is this the right time to have a child?” And, if not, “will I still be able to have a child after an abortion”? For many women, the question of future fertility is a  … Read more

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What Should You Expect When You Take the Abortion Pill?

Ultimately, making the decision to receive an abortion can be a nerve-wracking process for many women. It may take time, require research, and discussions with trusted friends. As an alternative to the surgical abortion procedure, the medical abortion pill has become quite popular. This is especially true for women who are skeptical about receiving an  … Read more

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Pregnancy Test Inaccuracies: False Negatives, Positives, and Secondary Tests

After a few days of mixed signals, taking a pregnancy test can be understandably nerve-wracking. And, the potential for an inaccurate pregnancy test brings this situation to a new level. While the modern pregnancy test is a huge leap forward in medicine with a complex hcG detection method, it is not flawless. Like several contraception  … Read more

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How Does a Pregnancy Test Work?

Even when using a condom and birth control, it’s still possible for women of all ages to unintentionally become pregnant. Modern over-the-counter pregnancy tests have enabled women to determine whether or not they are pregnant without professional assistance. So, pregnancy tests help women decide if they’re going to receive an abortion. Read on to learn  … Read more

Abortion Side Effects Part 2: When to Call the Doctor

Thanks to modern medicine, the abortion procedure has become extremely safe. According to the Guttmacher Institute, an abortion research organization, there were 926,000 abortions performed in the U.S. in 2014. Early first trimester abortions do not present any long-term health risks, and the potential for dangerous complications is extremely low. However, staying alert is crucial.  … Read more

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Abortion Side Effects: Surgery vs. Pill

The abortion procedure has come a long way since abortion was legalized in 1973, following Roe v. Wade. Now, women who do not wish to have a child can seek out a solution knowing that it will be safe. And while the abortion pill has become quite popular, the conventional abortion surgery is still common.  … Read more

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After the Fact: How to Support Someone After an Abortion

Women from all different walks of life make the decision to receive an abortion at our Long Island office. Teenagers may feel uncomfortable raising a child. Others may not have the proper resources to raise the child in a safe environment. Women of all ages can have health complications that may put them (or the  … Read more

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9 Abortion Myths Debunked

At Stony Brook Women’s Health, we encounter many women who are unsure about whether or not they should have an abortion. This reaction is perfectly natural. Deciding to receive an abortion is a large decision, and there are a lot of factors at play. We consider it our responsibility to educate our community about abortions.  … Read more