Lexington, Kentucky Abortion Clinics – 2nd Trimester Abortion Services at Family Planning Associates Medical Group
Quality Compassionate Reproductive Health Care Personalized To Fit Your Needs
Lexington, KY – In-Office Abortion / Abortion Pill Clinic
Family Planning Associates Medical Group (FPA) Abortion Clinic for Lexington, Kentucky residents is one of the largest independent abortion providers in the Midwest. FPA is a nationally recognized abortion provider, and we have offered safe & compassionate abortion care for over thirty five years in our current location.
Many patients travel from Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Alabama, Mississippi and all over the US to obtain abortion care at FPA clinics. We normally have availability within 1-5 days and will work with you to find an appointment that accommodates your work schedule and/or travel plans.
Some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation are in effect in Kentucky. FPA offers help to patients travelling from Kentucky to access abortion care.
Kentucky has 997,000 people of reproductive age, and Lexington residents cannot access abortion care in their city right now as abortion is completely banned in Kentucky with very limited exceptions.
In Illinois there are no waiting periods or laws to delay your abortion care—we can see you any day Monday through Saturday.
Lexington, Kentucky Abortion Clinics – Confidential Abortion Options
When obtaining abortion services, and women’s health services, our OB/GYN clinic can help with the following:
- Pregnancy testing
- Testing for infections and STDs
- Ultrasound for pregnancy dating
- Birth control prescriptions
- Gynecology services
- Pregnancy options counseling that is unbiased
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We do not want you to delay your care because you cannot afford to pay out of pocket for an abortion. Many patients travelling from the Lexington, Kentucky area are able to access free abortion care with FPA. We can help you find out if you qualify for a reduced cost or free abortion service with just a quick phone call.
If you cannot afford to drive or fly to FPA in Chicago for abortion care, there are organizations that help with travel funding. The Chicago Abortion Fund helps patients make travel plans and pay for transportation to Chicago. Click here to contact Chicago Abortion Fund directly for help with travel or procedure costs.
Free Abortion Services and Transportation Assistance, Near Lexington, Kentucky
How Does the Medication Abortion Work?
Over half of all abortions in the United States, are completed with medication, or the abortion pill. The medication abortion very effective and millions of people have used it safely all over the world. The medication abortion, is very safe. It is safer than many other medications that are used everyday such as penicillin and Tylenol.
The medication abortion actually uses two kinds of of medication (mifepristone and misoprostol) to induce an abortion privately, safely and effectively in your own home. The abortion pill can be taken in early pregnancy, and it is an alternative to the in-office abortion procedure.
You will come into the office and have an ultrasound, basic lab work and a medical evaluation/exam. After completing consent forms, you will take mifepristone in our office and you will leave with instructions for completing the abortion process at home.
24-48 hours later you will take the second medication at home. Because you have a 24 hour window to take this medication, make sure that you take it when you can be at home without any other obligations. Some patients will be given two doses of this medication because it can make the medication abortion more effective sometimes. After taking this medication you will have bleeding and strong cramping while you pass the pregnancy. Some patients also experience nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. We will give you medication to help with pain and nausea.
Follow Up Plan-
3-4 days after your office visit we will text you a reminder to do a self- assessment. If you answer ‘NO’ to any of these questions, it is very important that you call us right away, especially if you did not have any bleeding or you feel like the medication did not work for any reason.
In 5 weeks you will take the pregnancy test given to you at your office visit.
Contact us anytime day or night, if you have any medical questions or concerns. We have medical staff on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in case of an emergency.
If you live in Lexington, Kentucky and have learned that there is a problem with your pregnancy, you are not alone. We can offer support and compassion during this time of loss. There are support groups and services available for you to connect with other families who have made this difficult choice. If you would like, we can offer remembrance footprints. Please contact our patient care coordinator, Kathryn Rabbitt Phipps via email at email@example.com if you have any specific questions, concerns or genetic testing requests.
Safety is important to FPA and our patients. ACOG, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, states on their website that abortion is a safe medical intervention, “Most abortions are safely performed in an outpatient nonhospital setting. Only about 2% of patients who have an abortion experience a complication, and most of these complications are minor and easily treatable with follow-up procedures or antibiotics.”
Risks depend on your personal medical history as well. When you make an appointment, we will send you a link to confidentially complete a full medical history. If our medical staff members have any concerns we will call you and have a phone consultation, before you travel to FPA from Lexington for abortion care.
All of our physicians specialize in providing abortion care, are board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and most are also on staff at a highly regarded local hospital. Our physicians, advanced care clinicians, administrative staff, nursing personnel, and entire support staff work together closely to offer safe, confidential and caring abortion services – this is one of our core values.