Our abortion clinic provides first-trimester abortion services by aspiration as a one-day procedure through 14 weeks.
Abortion pill (medication abortion)
Our abortion clinic offers the abortion pill (medical abortion) up to 10 weeks.
We provide second-trimester abortion services by dilation and evacuation to a maximum gestation of 24 weeks, or a maximum biparietal diameter (BPD) of 58mm. Second-trimester D&E abortions require two visits, one for the pre-operative evaluation and cervical ripening and the second for the abortion.
Abortion beyond 24 weeks
Our abortion clinic is able to offer pregnancy termination beyond 24 weeks for pregnancies complicated by fetal anomalies with a grave prognosis or by a patient’s ill health.
In addition to abortion counseling and services (including on-site ultrasound), we provide contraceptive counseling and offer all methods of birth control, including contraceptive implants and IUDs immediately after abortion.
Sedation for pain control
San Francisco General’s abortion clinic routinely uses intravenous sedation for abortion care. Patients get the amount of sedation medicine they need to be comfortable.
Sedation requires patients to have someone accompany them home after the abortion. If patients prefer, they may use oral medications instead.