Memphis, Tennessee Abortion Clinics – 2nd Trimester Abortion Services at Family Planning Associates Medical Group
Quality Compassionate Reproductive Health Care Personalized To Fit Your Needs
Memphis, TN – In-Office Abortion / Abortion Pill Clinic
Family Planning Associates Medical Group (FPA) Abortion Clinic for Memphis, Tennessee 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 Tennessee, Kentucky, 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 Tennessee. FPA offers help to patients travelling from Memphis, Tennessee to access abortion care.
Tennessee has 1.6 people of reproductive age, and Memphis residents cannot access abortion care in their city right now as abortion is completely banned in Tennessee 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.
Memphis, Tennessee 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
Resources & Services around Memphis, Tennessee
The Memphis Public Library offers laptops for use in the library, access to Linkedin Learning which offers language courses as well as courses on subjects varying from Microsoft Excel to photography, and events like movie showings, bingo and crochet classes.
Helpful Resources around Memphis, Tennessee
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 Memphis, Tennessee 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 Memphis, Tennessee
First Trimester In-Office Abortion Care Information – Memphis, TN
If you live in Memphis, help is just a phone call away.
A first trimester abortion, or a D&C, is performed in the first three months of pregnancy. The procedure is two steps, first the physician will stretch open the cervix a little bit, usually less than the size of your thumb, and then a gentle suction is used to empty the uterus. This suction procedure is very common, safe and short, normally 5 – 7 minutes. We offer sedation or local anesthesia with this procedure.
The fee for this procedure includes pregnancy testing, admitting, pre-operative history and physical, ultrasound, lab work, the D&C procedure, RhoGAM or MicRhoGAM (if required), medications given on the day of the procedure, post-operative medications and your post-operative care as authorized by our medical staff.
Important Abortion Procedure Preparation Info:
- Do not eat, drink or smoke after midnight before your visit. This includes gum, candy, water, and any kind of food or drink.
- Plan to spend 3 to 5 hours at the office.
- Make sure that you have a reliable ride home from the office. If you cannot make arrangements for a ride home after the procedure you may use a cab or a ride share car service after an extended recovery period. You will not be able to drive or take public transportation home by yourself.
- Do not wear jewelry. All facial piercing jewelry must be removed. If you are going to be sedated for surgery, you may not have any piercings in the nose or mouth.
- Please note that we cannot accommodate children or guests in of our office at this time. This includes waiting areas. Your guest can wait in the car, or we can give you a listing of public places near the clinic where they can wait for you.
If you live in Memphis, Tennessee 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Memphis 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.