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This is a question that is top of mind for many of the women facing an unexpected pregnancy, who trust us to help them navigate what next steps they need to take when considering an abortion. They often ask us questions about their relationships, their pregnancy options and what this will mean for their future.

Maybe this is something you’re wondering as well. After all, most of the time your future is exactly what you’re hoping to protect when you’re considering abortion as an option. Let’s walk you through a few things you do need to consider before deciding whether abortion is your best next step.

  1. If your future is the reason why you’re thinking about having an abortion, it’s really okay to slow down and catch your breath. In the same way that people don’t make big decisions like choosing colleges overnight, you don’t have to rush making a decision about whether to carry your pregnancy to term in the blink of an eye. Good decisions often are not rushed.
  2. If your future is the reason why you’re thinking about having an abortion, it’s important to understand your current sexual health status. Just like evaluations on your current health status are necessary before most medical procedures, (Have you seen some of those health assessment forms that go on for daaaaaaaaaays??) it’s vital that you know if you have active STI’s or STD’s. A simple test can give you the full picture, because skipping this step can put you at-risk for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or worse.
  3. If your future is the reason why you’re thinking about having an abortion, it’s vital to be well-informed on every aspect of your specific situation. Big decisions deserve quality, factual information that is free from outside bias and customized for your specific situation. You can even get testing that may indicate signs that you could be naturally miscarrying and won’t need to take the next steps in your abortion plan. 

If your future is the reason why you’re thinking about having an abortion, your next best step is Rockville Women’s Center, where we can provide you a safe place to take a deep breath, understand your current sexual health status, and be well-informed on every aspect of your specific situation in a FREE one-hour consultation. In fact, all of our services are offered FREE of charge, because we’re a non-profit women’s resource center in Rockville, Maryland that believes in empowering women to make the best decision for their life and their situation. Schedule your appointment online today!