A 1st trimester abortion is the most common surgical procedure our patients choose.

Summit Medical Centers offer the 1st trimester abortion before 12 weeks of pregnancy. Providers sometimes write that measurement as 12 LMP (last menstrual period).

Some clinics may offer Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA), but most use aspiration with suction to complete the abortion procedure.

Your 1st trimester abortion appointment includes:

  • filing out paperwork
  • basic lab work
  • ultrasound
  • health education session

Summit Medical Centers offer all patients medications to help with pain, antibiotics to prevent infection, and birth control. Birth control options include same-day IUD and implant insertions.  Moreover, we are happy to provide resources about non-hormonal methods.

Some patients choose to have STD testing at this time. (We provide counseling and treatment, too.)

For more information about what to expect during your surgical abortion, visit the Surgical Abortion page.

During the first trimester, some people choose the medication abortion by pill. Review the 1st trimester abortion comparison chart PDF.

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