Unintended Pregnancy

What Can Family Do?

What Can Family Do?

Is someone in your family facing an unplanned pregnancy?

Learn how you can be supportive.

It can be shocking to find out that your daughter, niece, sister, granddaughter or cousin is pregnant.  And once the shock wears off, you’ll probably experience a wide range of emotions.  But this life-changing experience is an opportunity for you to make a huge difference in the life us someone you love.

Call us to learn how you can help her.

Listen.

Try to set aside your feelings so you can truly hear what your family member is saying. Observe her emotional and physical health as pregnancy affects her. Remind her that this is not the end of her future. You can be a positive voice for her dreams, even if those dreams are changing. read more

What Can Friends Do?

What Can Friends Do?

Is your friend facing an unplanned pregnancy?

Learn how you can be supportive.

It’s nerve-racking to figure out the right thing to do or say when your friend is facing an unplanned pregnancy.  But the most meaningful way you can support her is simply to be there and offer her accurate information on her pregnancy options.  The best thing you can do right now is to:

Suggest help.

Keep calm.

Listen.

Let your friend speak when she wants and calmly listen.  She will be grateful for an open ear as she processes her emotions and the difficult choices ahead of her. read more

What Can Guys Do?

What Can Guys Do?

Are you a guy facing an unplanned pregnancy?

Once she’s missed a period, everything can change fast.  What happens next may be her decision, but most women really care what their partner is thinking.

She’s Pregnant

Here are a few steps to making the best choice for both of you – together.

Learn about your options.  She’s carrying the baby, but suddenly you are both parents.  What does that mean?

Listen to her thoughts and feelings.  What excites her?  What does she fear?

Share your thoughts and feelings.

Consider talking with others who are close to you too. read more

How Much Does an Abortion Cost?

How Much Does an Abortion Cost?

The price of an abortion can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars.  This range is based upon a number of factors, including stage of pregnancy, type of abortion procedure, geographical region and choice of anesthesia.

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NOTE:  ACPC Women’s Clinic offers peer counseling and accurate information about all pregnancy options; however, we do not offer or refer for abortion services.


Abortion Info

Abortion Info

Abortion Procedures

Dilation & Curettage (D&C)

Occasionally used through the 12th week. After dilation of the cervix, a curette is inserted into the uterus. The baby’s body is cut into pieces and extracted, often by suction. The uterine wall is then scraped to remove the placenta and confirm that the uterus is empty.

Dilation & Evacuation (D&E)

Performed up to 18 weeks. Forceps are inserted into the uterus, grabbing and twisting the baby’s body to dismember it. If the head is too large it must be crushed in order to remove it.

Dilation & Extraction (D&X or Partial Birth Abortion)

Performed in the 2nd and 3rd trimester. The cervix is dilated. Forceps extract the live baby by the feet until the head is just inside the cervix. Scissors then puncture the skull, allowing the abortionist to collapse it by suctioning out the contents. The dead baby is then fully removed from the mother. This method is banned in the United States. read more

Whoopsi-Baby! Turning “Whoops” into “Wonderful”

Whoopsi-Baby! Turning “Whoops” into “Wonderful”

You’ve got passion.  You’ve got plans.  And now you’re pregnant. At first thought, you may fear loss of your carefree life or your career life.  You may fear loss of relationships or friendships.  You may feel unqualified to have a child – or another child.

Whether you’re married or single, have other children or none, are a career woman or a stay-at-home mom, facing an unplanned pregnancy can rock your world.  Pregnancy and parenthood can be overwhelmingly frustrating and unimaginably joyful, undeniably painful and unquestionably beautiful, irrefutably horrifying and positively glorious…all within one hour, let alone within the many long days and nights of raising little ones into adults. read more

Need to Know About the Morning-After Pill?

Need to Know About the Morning-After Pill?

What is the morning-after pill?

The morning-after pill is a form of emergency contraception, which is also called Plan B One-Step®. Emergency contraception is any type of birth control used after unprotected intercourse or a known or suspected contraceptive failure (e.g. a broken condom) to attempt to prevent pregnancy.

Your body and your health are important, so take time to make the best decision.  Give us a call at 719.544.9312 for a confidential discussion about your options.

Is the morning-after pill effective?

One study conducted by Plan B One-Step® found that 84% of expected pregnancies were prevented1. The makers of the drug claim that 7 out of 8 women who would have gotten pregnant, did not2. These figures are based on estimates of when ovulation might have occurred. read more

Need to Know About ella®?

Need to Know About ella®?

What is ella®?

ella® is a form of emergency contraception. This means it is a type of birth control used after unprotected intercourse or suspected contraceptive failure (e.g. a broken condom) to prevent pregnancy. It cannot be purchased over-the-counter and is only available by prescription in the United States. ella® is not intended for routine use as a contraceptive.1 It is only to be used for a single episode of unprotected sex.2 

Give us a call at 719.544.9312.  We are here to listen to your questions and talk about your options. read more

I’m Pregnant, Now What?

I’m Pregnant, Now What?

Maybe you took a pregnancy test at home, maybe you took one at ACPC.  Either way, you noticed two little lines or a plus sign.

You do a double take.

No, this can’t be right.

So you check again.  You even take another test.  Positive.  Still positive.  You try to talk yourself out of it, there’s just no way.  I’m not ready to be a mom.

Depending on how far along you are, you have a decision to make. When you find out you’re pregnant you have three options: parent, adoption, abortion.  All three choices come with lifelong consequences so it’s very important to think things through. read more

The Myth of Condom Effectiveness

The Myth of Condom Effectiveness

Like many young people, you’ve likely thought about whether to become sexually active. Perhaps you’ve already had sex.

If so, you may have been given information about condoms or even provided with condoms for free at school or at your doctor’s office.

But just how effective are condoms? Can they keep you from getting pregnant or from getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD)? Let’s take a look at some common myths about condoms and how you can protect yourself.

Myth #1: Condoms are durable. read more

Alcohol and Your Sexual Health

Alcohol and Your Sexual Health

You and your family may enjoy many time-honored traditions for celebrating Christmas and New Year’s. But quite often, our celebrations include alcohol.

As a young woman, you may wonder how alcohol consumption could affect your sexual health and your ability to make healthy sexual decisions.

Let’s take a look at the relationship between drinking alcoholic beverages and risky sexual behaviors that could lead to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or unintended pregnancy.

Alcohol and Sexual Choices read more