Frequently Asked Questions
Is an abortion a safe procedure?
Most terminations of pregnancy are performed within the first trimester of pregnancy. During this early stage, there is very little risk involved when an abortion is performed by an experienced physician.
Will the procedure be painful?
Surgical abortions are performed using a local anesthesia. Normally, you will experience some abdominal cramping, similar to menstrual cramps, right after the procedure.
How long will I be at Wasatch Women’s Center?
Your visit to Women’s Choice will be probably take approximately 2 hours. This includes your recovery time. It would be wise for your driver to leave during this time and return to accompany you home.
Is a non-surgical abortion safer than a surgical abortion?
There are advantages and disadvantages to both procedures. A non-surgical abortion can only be done within 49 days of your last menstrual period. This procedure usually causes more bleeding and cramping than a surgical abortion. However, some women prefer this method because there is no surgical risk involved. If our physician’s evaluation finds you eligible for either procedure, it becomes a matter of personal choice.
Will I be contacted after I leave Wasatch Women’s Center?
There should be no reason for us to call you after you have left the facility. If on the rare occasion that we do, we will not speak to anyone but you. Our staff is extremely sensitive to your privacy and confidentiality.
Do I need the consent of my parent or spouse to have an abortion?
Utah Law does require parental consent if you are under 18 years of age. Involving your parents, spouse or friend may be helpful in making the best possible choice, ultimately, the decision is up to you.
Payment is due at the time of the procedure. We accept cash, money order, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. No personal checks are accepted. Our fees include lab work, counseling, and ultrasound, as well as doctor fees . Post-operative medication and a follow-up examination are also included in the fee. If you would like to use your insurance, please indicate this when making your appointment. We will be happy to verify coverage before you come in.