YOU ARE PREGNANT.
If this is an unexpected pregnancy, you have many questions. It can be an emotionally overwhelming time in your life. We can help.
We feel that women’s clinics have an obligation to explain all your options, so you can make the decision that is right for you. After all, your body belongs to you alone—the path you choose is ultimately your decision.
Citizens For Choice strongly supports a woman’s right to choose. This means that we will provide support for you via information and education whether you choose to carry your child to term, are considering adoption, or feel terminating your pregnancy is the right choice for you.
The information you will receive is given with compassion and caring, and above all, is objective and without judgment.
Do you need more information about pre-natal care available to you at low or no-cost?
Would you like to explore the options for adoption? Adoption Choices of Northern California (sponsored by Women’s Health Specialists) has a wonderful adoption program. Or locally Sierra Forever Families.
“I was single for the first time in two years. I had plans to focus on my degree – school was a priority for me. Money is tight, as I can only hold down a part-time job and carry 12 units. Suddenly, I discovered I was pregnant. I felt afraid, overwhelmed, and like I was the only young woman who had ever been so naive. How could this happen to me? I called The Clinic! after visiting the Citizens For Choice website. They were warm and caring, and made me realize I was not alone. I was able to consider all my options and make a decision that was right for me. The support I received is worth so much to me, and knowing I was not pressured to make a decision meant everything.”
Do you feel terminating your pregnancy might be the best decision for you?
For more information about abortion from trusted sources, visit: the National Abortion Federation which has compiled carefully researched factual information surrounding all aspects of abortion. Or this recent study published by UCSF in 2014, Safety of abortion in the United States.
–The Early Option Pill is now available at The Clinic! in Grass Valley–
What is the Early Option Pill? “The Abortion Pill?” It is a way to end pregnancy without surgery using the drug Mifeprex. Mifeprex is the “abortion pill”you’ve heard about and it is available in the U.S. Mifeprex can be taken from the time a women knows she is pregnant up to ten weeks after the beginning of the last menstrual period.
How does it work? Mifeprex blocks the hormone necessary to maintain a pregnancy. When followed by a second medicine, misoprostol, the uterus contracts to expel the pregnancy.
How effective is the early option pill? Mifeprex followed by misoprostol is approximately 92-95% effective in ending pregnancy. A few women who take Mifeprex will need a surgical abortion to end the pregnancy or to stop heavy bleeding. In the past decade more than half a million women in Europe have used this drug for successfully ending early pregnancy.
Feeling emotionally overwhelmed after your abortion? Visit Exhale website which offers confidential phone counseling for women who are in need of emotional support after an abortion. Their talk line is: 1-866-4-EXHALE, Monday – Friday 5 p.m.-10 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m.-10 p.m. pacific time.
Are you a friend of someone seeking an abortion? This article provides some great advice on how you can be supportive: 6 ways to to support a friend who is considering an abortion.
In any case, you will need to see a medical professional as soon as possible, please contact The Clinic! during operation hours Monday 11:00-4:00 or Wednesdays 11:00-4:00, at 530.521.3273
For urgent care appointments, contact Women’s Health Specialists directly at 1-800-714-8151. Locations in Chico and Redding.
WHAT IS PLAN B ONE-STEP? More information on Plan B One Step
Hey ladies! You know crossing your fingers can’t help prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or birth control failure. Plan B One-Step can help. Use as directed.
Plan B One-Step emergency contraception is a backup plan that helps prevent pregnancy when taken as directed within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or birth control failure. The sooner it’s taken, the better it works.
Plan B One-Step is available for any woman who needs it—with no age restriction.
What Plan B One-Step is:
- The # 1 OB/GYN recommended brand* of emergency contraception1
- Easy to find in the family planning aisle of many retail stores—without a prescription or ID and with no age restriction
- Chosen by millions of women2
- Emergency contraception that contains the same hormone used in many birth control pills—just at a higher dose. It should not be used as regular birth control because it’s not as effective
What Plan B One-Step is NOT:
- It is NOT an abortion pill
- It won’t work if you are already pregnant
- It won’t affect an existing pregnancy
- It won’t protect you against HIV/AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
Plan B One-Step is easy to find. It’s available over the counter and can usually be found in the family planning aisle of many retail stores. No prescription or ID is required, and there is no age restriction. To find a store near you that may carry Plan B One-Step, use our Store Locator.